DOE announces hydrogen and fuel cell technology awards

DOE announces hydrogen and fuel cell technology awards

October 8, 2020 1 By John Max

This year’s program awardees have all been named in the official announcement.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced this year’s program awardees for its hydrogen and fuel cell technology awards.

This is an annual award that is given to exceptional contributors within this field.

The DOE hydrogen and fuel cell technology awards are presented to individuals from partner institutions who have contributed to this field in an outstanding way. This acknowledges the exceptional level of overall efforts within the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

This year the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) presented the awards to Jon Christensen of National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Darlene Schuster from The American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Karren More of Oak Ridge National Library, Nick Barilo of Pacific Northwest National Library, and Elizabeth Connelly of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

These fuel cell technology awards were also awarded in technical programs.

The winners of the additional technical programs were as follows:

  • Hydrogen Fuel R&D Award: Tadashi Ogitsu and Brandon Wood of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Fuel Cell R&D Award: Piotr Zelenay of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Deborah Myers of Argonne National Laboratory, KC Neyerlin of National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and David Cullen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Technology Acceleration Award: James O’Brien of Idaho Laboratory
  • Safety, Codes and Standards Award: Chris LaFleur of Sandia National Laboratories

Each of the recipients of the hydrogen and fuel cell technology awards for top achievers and for those who went above and beyond in certain technical areas.

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Even as most large automakers have stepped back from H2 for passenger vehicles, it is seen as Fuel cell technology awards - winner medalhaving substantial appeal for transport trucks, air travel, trains, buses and various forms of heavy machinery.