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U.S. Government

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Hydrogen Sites:

Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure TechnologiesThe Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program integrates activities in hydrogen production, storage, and delivery with transportation and stationary fuel cell activities.

FreedomCARThis site provides information on DOE research into fuel cells, advanced internal combustion engines, emissions control for diesel engines, lightweight materials, hybrid electric vehicle systems, advanced batteries, and alternative fuels.

DOE Office of Fossil Energy Hydrogen Sites:

Hydrogen and Other Clean FuelsProvides information from the Office of Fossil Energy on research to produce and deliver hydrogen using present and future technologies with coal, oil, and natural gas.  

FutureGenThis site describes DOE’s efforts through the FutureGen initiative to build the world's first integrated sequestration and hydrogen production research power plant.

National Laboratory Hydrogen Sites:

National Renewable Energy LaboratoryNREL’s hydrogen and fuel cell R&D efforts are focused on hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, technology validation, safety, codes and standards, and analysis, and on combining these efforts with research on renewables such as wind, solar, and bioenergy.  

Argonne National LaboratoryArgonne conducts extensive research and development on advanced fuel cell systems for transportation and power sources, both portable and stationary.

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryWebsite from an April 2003 conference on how the Pacific Northwest, with its high concentration of technology companies and access to renewables and hydropower, can play a role in the hydrogen economy of the future.

Other U.S. Government Sites:

Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Cells & VehiclesEPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann ArborMichigan is the only federal facility able to test fuel cell vehicles for fuel economy and emissions.  This site provides information on EPA’s testing and development activities for hydrogen cars and supporting infrastructure.  

Smithsonian Institution Fuel Cell History Project:  This site presents historical and technical information about the development of the fuel cell and potential future directions.

Non-Profits and Associations

National Hydrogen Association: The National Hydrogen Association is a membership organization that includes representatives from the automobile industry; aerospace; federal, state, and local government; energy providers; and many other industry stakeholders. This site contains a number of good links on hydrogen technology and industry pathfinders.  

International Association for Hydrogen Energy: This association engages in the exchange of information in through publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences.  This site also contains a number of links to hydrogen industry leaders and technology directions.  

Fuel Cells 2000A clearinghouse for fuel cell information with news, updates, industry information, message boards, and information in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)A one-page fact sheet on fuel cells and their applications for power generation and transportation.

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Backgrounder on Fuel-Cell VehiclesAnother one-page fact sheet on fuel cells and their applications.

Industry Sites 

United Technologies CorporationUTC Fuel Cells is a division of the Untied Technologies Corporation that is a leader in the development and production of fuel cell technology.

Plug PowerAnother leader in the fuel cell industry that is developing and producing fuel cell systems.  

Royal Dutch/Shell HydrogenShell Hydrogen is a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies focused on hydrogen and fuel processing devices for fossil fuel to hydrogen conversion.

Royal Dutch/Shell ScenariosA planning exercise by the Royal Dutch/Shell Scenario Planning Group that examines a range of alternative potential future outcomes for world energy consumption from the present until 2050.

Other Sites: 

California Fuel Cell PartnershipA collaborative of auto manufacturers, energy companies, fuel cell technology companies, and government agencies in California that is demonstrating fuel cell vehicles and examining fuel infrastructure issues in that state.

Icelandic New Energy, Ltd.The mission of Icelandic New Energy is to investigate the potential for eventually replacing the use of fossil fuels in Iceland with hydrogen and create the world’s first hydrogen economy.