SBIR/STTR Award Winners Announced, Including Hydrogen Production from Water Electrolysis Project

    July 9, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2013 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) award winners, including a hydrogen-from-water electrolysis project located in Connecticut. This award under the Fuel Cell Technologies Office will help small businesses with promising ideas for clean energy solutions such as hydrogen and fuel cells that could improve manufacturing processes, reduce reliance on foreign oil, and generate electricity from renewable sources.

    Proton OnSite of Wallingford, Connecticut will work to reduce the cost and energy required to manufacture hydrogen generating electrolyzers. By improving electrode application methods during manufacturing and reducing the platinum group metal usage in the catalysts and electrodes, Proton will decrease the cost of producing hydrogen from renewable resources with a minimal carbon footprint.

    Funded by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through DOE's SBIR/STTR programs, this selection is for Phase 2 work that is focused on principal R&D efforts.