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 http://www.fuelcells.org/dbs/ will be updated regularly, according to the organization.