Army joins with General Motors to research hydrogen fuel cells

Fuel cells continue to spark Army’s interests The U.S. Army has become a strong advocate for hydrogen fuel, and renewable energy in general. The Army has been testing the viability of various types of hydrogen-powered vehicles over the past two years and these vehicles may eventually replace their more conventional counterparts that rely on fossil-fuels. The Army is now prepared to expand its focus on fuel cell technology through a new partnership with General Motors. This week, the two celebrated the launch of the Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.…

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US Army aims to replace old generators with hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel continues to gain support from the military Army scientists have been working to cut down on the fuel consumption of forward operating bases in order to lower the costs associated with such bases. Lowering fuel expenditure is not the only focus of the Army, of course, as it also intends to increase its use of renewable energy as directed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The federal agency considers energy to be a matter of national security and has been pushing the country’s military to embrace renewable energy…

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New partnership could shed light on capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells

GM teams with military group to examine hydrogen fuel cell technology Leading automaker General Motors has announced that it has entered into a new research and development agreement with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center. The partnership is focused on hydrogen fuel cell technology and aims to test the fuel cells that General Motors plans to use in their new vehicles within the next five years. The automaker has a strong interest in hydrogen fuel, partly due to the emissions regulations that have been instituted in…

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Army may be involved in GM and Honda hydrogen fuel partnership

Hydrogen Fuel Partnership - GM, Honda and U.S. Army

Hydrogen fuel initiative may have the support of the US Army General Motors and Honda recently announced a new joint venture meant to promote progress in the field of hydrogen fuel cells and their use in transportation. Through this partnership, the two automakers plan to develop innovative fuel cell technologies over the next five years. The automakers will not only be working with one another, however, as their partnership also incorporates other stakeholders that have yet to be identified. There are rumors circulating that suggest the U.S. Army may be…

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Wearable hydrogen fuel cells may be on the horizon

Army and hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells could soon be a new wearable technology SAFCell, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been awarded a grant by the U.S. federal government to demonstrate a wearable fuel cell system that the company has developed. The $1 million grant was issued under the Army Phase II Small Business Innovation Research initiative, which provides funding for ambitious projects. The initiative has helped fund the demonstration of renewable energy systems in the past, but this will be the first time that a wearable fuel cell system has been…

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Hydrogen fuel gains strong support from US Army

U.S. Army Renewable Energy

Department of Defense highlights hydrogen fuel as major focus As owner of the largest fleet of vehicles in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense has a strong inclination to make transportation more environmentally friendly. The government agency has become a strong advocate for renewable energy since highlighting energy as a matter of national security in late 2010. Since then, the Department of Defense has been working to make its vast fleet of vehicles more energy efficient and clean, and hydrogen fuel has attracted much of the agency’s attention in…

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