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New US Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Activity Database Online

Fuel Cells 2000 and the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program have launched a new searchable database that documents fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the United States, including stationary installations, vehicle demonstrations, fueling stations, and policies, initiatives, and legislation designed to advance the development and use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have some sort of fuel cell or hydrogen legislation, demonstration or activity taking place today, including 15 with hydrogen fueling stations. Users can search for relevant information and activity within the entire United States, an individual state, or a cluster of states.

Advanced search options include fuel cell size/power range, fuel source, fuel cell type, fuel cell manufacturer, and vehicle manufacturer. A text search is also available. Images and links for further information are included with most entries.

The database builds on the July 2006 report from the Breakthrough Technologies Institute, State Activities That Promote Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Infrastructure Development, with additional information about demonstrations and installations in a searchable format that provides more utility. Fuel Cells 2000 is an activity of the Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI), a non-profit educational organization formed to promote the development and early commercialization of fuel cells and related energy generation, storage and utilization technologies and fuels.

The free database is available at will be updated regularly, according to the organization.



kent beuchert

Like most government programs, this one will have spent
billions and taken 15 years to conclude that hydrogen is not a very attractive source for fuel, and is too expensive.


Hydrogen fuel cells could be a form of concervative Kensianism. Whether it is Star Wars (SDI) for $10B per year for 10 years, the missle defense program for about the same waste or this, it enriches their friends in the no bid contract business.

Cesar M. Gonzalez

Please sign me up for your e-letters. I am interested in hydrogen fuel cell, and hydrogen internal combustion.
Thank you.

Cesar M. Gonzalez

As evidenced by subscriber comments, the same people that called the Wright brothers mad, are still around. Now they say that the hydrogen economy is far fetched. I will be smiling at them in a few years from my hydrogen fuel cell car. In 2008 Mazda Motors is coming out with a lease on their new hybrid-hydrogen internal combustion.Bravo Mazda.
Yes skeptics, man WAS made to fly, and the gasoline era is about to pass. No more grease monkey mechanics in the future. ( I was one. ) No more oil spilled in our oceans.

Cheryl Ho

Since DME has an advantage of decomposition at lower temperature than methane and LPG, R&D for hydrogen source for fuel cell has been carried out.

If you would like to know more on the latest DME developments, join us at upcoming North Asia DME / Methanol conference in Beijing, 27-28 June 2007, St Regis Hotel. The conference covers key areas which include:

DME productivity can be much higher especially if
country energy policies makes an effort comparable to
that invested in increasing supply.
National Development Reform Commission NDRC
Ministry of Energy for Mongolia

Production of DME/ Methanol through biomass
gasification could potentially be commercialized
Shandong University completed Pilot plant in Jinan and
will be sharing their experience.

Advances in conversion technologies are readily
available and offer exciting potential of DME as a
chemical feedstock
By: Kogas, Lurgi and Haldor Topsoe

Available project finance supports the investments
that DME/ Methanol can play a large energy supply role
By: International Finance Corporation

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