U.S. Department of Energy Releases 2016 Business Case for Fuel Cells, Highlights Private Sector Investment

September 12, 2017 -

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announces the release of the 2016 Business Case for Fuel Cells, an annual report providing an overview of recent private sector fuel cell installations at U.S. businesses.

While the government, primarily through the DOE, has focused on early-stage research and development, industry has been successfully commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies in fuel cells and hydrogen that are now demonstrating tangible benefits. Over the past few decades, hundreds of thousands of fuel cells have been installed around the world, for primary or backup power, as well as in various other applications including portable and emergency backup power. Fuel cells have also been deployed in other applications, such as heat and electricity for homes and apartments, material handling, passenger vehicles, buses, and remote, off‐grid sites. Monitoring early private sector fuel cell installations can provide valuable feedback to guide further R&D activities.

Read more: https://www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/articles/us-department-energy-releases-2016-business-case-fuel-cells-highlights

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