DOE issues funds to promising hydrogen fuel cell projects

Agency provides funds for innovative commercialization projects The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $7 million in funding has been issued for projects concerning the advancement of hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The funding has been split amongst projects located in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The Department of Energy has been showing considerably more interest in fuel cells recently than it has in the past and is working to bring raise fuel cell adoption throughout the U.S. with some aggression. Hydrogen continues receiving government support Hydrogen fuel is part…

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CTE hydrogen fuel project finishes its first year

Clean transportation success achieved

 Hydrogen fuel project in California successfully reaches first anniversary Georgia’s Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), a non-profit organization focused on clean fuels and their use in transportation, has completed its first year of operating hydrogen-powered forklifts in California’s Defense Depot San Joaquin. The organization participated in this project in order to demonstrate the capabilities of these vehicles, as well as to gauge the prospects of hydrogen fuel cells and their use in the materials handling space. Fuel cells have been gaining traction in this sector for some time,…

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CTE launches test of hydrogen fuel bus

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CTE aims to show off viability of hydrogen fuel Georgia’s Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has launched its new hydrogen-powered bus project this week, featuring a vehicle developed by Proterra. The bus makes use of hydrogen fuel cells developed by Hydrogenics, a leading producer of fuel cell energy systems. The project is meant to test the viability of hydrogen fuel in the realm of public transportation. Hydrogen has been growing increasingly common in public transit outside of the U.S. and has often won acclaim as a cost effective…

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CTE to send hydrogen fuel vehicle to Connecticut

Hydrogen Fuel transportation

Hydrogen fuel continues to grab attention in public transit The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), a non-profit organization based in Georgia responsible for the research and development of clean technologies and their use in transportation, has finalized an agreement with Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT), the public transit agency of Connecticut. Through the agreement, CTE will provide Connecticut with a 40-foot bus that utilizes hydrogen fuel. The bus itself exists to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen fuel in the field of public transportation and has already been put to service…

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New website tracks hydrogen-powered bus projects around the world

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CTE launches new website to keep consumers in the loop on hydrogen transportation North Carolina State University’s Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has launched a new website that tracks the progress of hydrogen-powered bus projects all over the world. The use of hydrogen fuel cells in public transportation is becoming increasingly popular as governments begin become more familiar with the potential benefits of the energy systems. Several countries are now home to hydrogen-powered bus projects of varying scopes. The CTE is keen to ensure that alternative energy and…

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Austin, Texas, becomes home for new hydrogen-powered bus

Texas Renewablee Energy

Proterra and Center for Transportation and the Environment The city of Austin, Texas, has received a new hydrogen-powered bus this week, courtesy of the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), an alternative energy transportation organization based in North Carolina. The bus had previously operated in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2010. Proterra, a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and large public transportation vehicles, provided the bus to CTE. The company believes that hydrogen fuel will play a significant role in the future of public transit in the U.S. Texas showing…

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Air Liquide to supply fuel for hydrogen-powered bus in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Alabama Hydrogen bus

Air Liquide, a producer of industrial gases, such as hydrogen and natural gas, has announced that it will be supplying fuel for a hydrogen-powered bus in Birmingham, Alabama. The company has reached an agreement with the Center for Transportation and the Environment and will begin bolstering the city’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure this week. The hydrogen-powered bus will be part of a demonstration of hydrogen energy put on by the agency. The bus will be open to the public and will operate alongside other vehicles working for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit…

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U.S. military base generates its own hydrogen gas to power new fleet of forklifts

Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington

The U.S. military has been making headlines in the alternative energy community recently. All four branches of the nation’s military have begun making pushes to incorporate alternative energy into their structure, with a keen focus on hydrogen. Their efforts are backed by the Department of Defense, which has claimed that alternative energy is the only way to ensure the continued security and viability of the country. The latest evidence of the military’s adoption of alternative energy can be seen at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. A fleet of nineteen…

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