New solar energy system coming to a rest stop in Missouri

Missouri rest stop to be home to promising new project Using a road to harness the power of the sun may seem like science fiction, but a rest stop in Missouri may become the first place in the world to have such a system in operation. The rest stop, which is located along Route 66 in Conway, Missouri, will be home to a new experimental project and is one of several similar projects that are expected to be launched within the coming years throughout the world. The project is being…

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MARAD launches new hydrogen fuel cell project

Agency begins testing new hydrogen fuel cell units The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the launch of a new project involving the use of hydrogen fuel cells. For the project, MARAD will be field testing the first prototypes of new fuel cell units, which will be used to provide power for onboard refrigerated containers. MARAD will be working with the Department of Energy as well, which has provided some $815,000 in funding for the project. Project to take place in Hawaii, where fuel cells have been gaining…

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MARA study aims to support hydrogen fuel cells

Study will determine the feasibility of fuel cells in the maritime industry The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it will be providing $500,000 in funding to support a feasibility study concerning the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed ferry that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The study will also examine the feasibility of a hydrogen fuel station that would support such a maritime craft. Fuel cells are becoming more popular in the maritime space, as they can generate large quantities of electrical power…

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Doosan to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to Connecticut Transit facility

Connecticut Transit orders more fuel cells from Doosan Fuel Cell Doosan Fuel Cell, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has been selected to provide energy systems to Connecticut Transit. The energy systems will be located at the organization’s Hamden maintenance and storage facility. This marks the second time that Connecticut Transit has ordered fuel cell systems from Doosan. The latest system, as well as the hydrogen delivery system needed to operate it, is meant to be installed at the company’s facility later this year. Hydrogen fuel…

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New hydrogen fuel buses are coming to Ohio

Transit agency receives federal funding to purchase fuel cell buses The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has received $8.9 million in federal funding in order to purchase five buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The organization manages the public transportation of Stark County, Ohio. Hydrogen-powered buses are beginning to gain traction with transport authorities because of their efficiency and the fact that they produce no harmful emissions. These buses are equipped with fuel cells, which consume hydrogen fuel in order to produce electrical power. Stark County will be home to…

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New hydrogen fuel cell project to take root in Hawaii

Government agencies team together in order to launch a new fuel cell pilot project The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration have joined together to launch a new six-month pilot project concerning the use of fuel cells to power barges. The new project is set to take place in the Port of Honolulu, Hawaii. The pilot project is based on a study conducted by the Sandia National Laboratory last year. The study highlighted the benefits of using fuel…

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BAE Systems to participate in US hydrogen fuel initiative

Federal hydrogen fuel initiative aims to commercialize hydrogen-powered buses BAE Systems, a British defense, security, and aerospace company, is one of the recipients of funding from a new initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal agency’s latest initiative involves hydrogen fuel and how it can be used in various transportation applications. While BAE Systems has long operated in the realm of security, the company also has some dealings in the transit sector; having developed its own hydrogen-powered bus that the Department of Transportation believes could help commercialize…

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New hydrogen fuel station comes to New York

Hydrogen fuel station built in Ithaca A new hydrogen fuel station has been built in Ithaca, New York, that could help the U.S. move one step closer to actualizing a hydrogen economy. The concept of a hydrogen economy is decades old, having been hinted at by General Motors engineers in the 1970’s. The idea behind the concept is that hydrogen fuel will eventually replace oil in the transportation sector, as well as others, leading to a new energy economy that is based on hydrogen-centric technologies. Federal agency announces funding plan…

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Clean transportation initiative from Department of Transportation supports ambitious projects

Headquaters of U.S. Department of Transportation - Clean Transportation Bill

New initiative geared toward the support of clean transportation The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new grant program that will support 27 clean transportation projects around the country. The agency has been showing more interest in the prospects of clean transportation lately, especially as hydrogen fuel begins to become a more important part of new vehicles. Through this new initiative, the Department of Transportation will be splitting some $59.3 million amongst 27 ambitious projects, which competed against a total of 146 applicants. Kentucky wins grant for fuel efficient…

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