The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $2.4 million to collect and analyze data about hydrogen fueling stations. Five projects located in California, Illinois and Connecticut will track performance and technical progress of hydrogen refueling systems at stations already in existance, or at planned sites.
Through this project the DOE is looking for ways to lower costs and improve operation of the fueling stations.
Fifty percent of the costs for the research will be shared by the project award winners.
The DOE has also released the final report for its technology validation project which collected data on over 180 fuel cell electric vehicles. Over six years the vehicles traveled 3.6 million miles and made 500,000 trips, and filled up 33,000 times at hydrogen fueling stations across the country. The report states the vehicles acheived twice the efficiency of current gasoline vehicles.
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