U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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DOE Awards $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research

April 18, 2007

DOE announced on April 12th that it will provide up to $8.2 million over four years for six hydrogen storage research projects. Hydrogen storage technologies are needed for use in both transportation and for stationary power generation and are integral to the President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative. DOE's hydrogen storage activities focus on the ability to carry enough hydrogen onboard a vehicle to enable a drive range of over 300 miles, while still meeting customer expectations for performance. The selected projects will focus on these storage goals and on understanding material safety in order to select appropriate materials for future vehicles. The organizations selected for research include DOE's Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois; DOE's Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California; Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut; and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. See the DOE press release and the President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative.