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DOE Requests Information on Commercial Readiness of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program has issued an RFI (Request for Information) seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding the commercial readiness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

DOE is interested in industry information about transportation electrification using fuel cells, specifically on board refrigeration auxiliary power for heavy duty road vehicles, fuel cell rechargers for battery electric vehicles used for transporting cargo or passengers, and technology deployment opportunities for other on- or off-road transportation markets.

The governmental agency said in order for fuel cell costs become lower, we’ll need to see higher volume deployments in emerging markets. The Program collaborates with industry to overcome hurdles related to this technology and its economics, with hopes it will eventually become a commercial reality.

To help the DOE, click here. The deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 2, 2012.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.