Of course, we think the Fuel Cells 2000 website (www.fuelcells.org) is wonderful, but we must admit that there are some other great fuel cell web resources that we use often, or refer others to when they contact us with questions. We thought it would be nice to post some of the outstanding fuel cell-related sites that we reference. Be sure to check them out!
The Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program website (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells) highlights the program’s activities to reduce barriers to the development and deployment of fuel cells. It hosts a lot of information about fuel cells and hydrogen, as well as the overall industry – you can reference reports, view conference and meeting presentations, view webinars, and subscribe to the program’s newsletter. Be sure to look for the Fuel Cells 2000/Breakthrough Technologies Institute reports posted on the Technical Publications page (our annual Business Case for Fuel Cells and State of the States reports, as well as the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Reports).
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations (http://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/proj_fc_bus_eval.html). This site follows the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and DOE-funded fuel cell bus evaluations in the U.S. There’s a great chart summarizing ongoing and future fuel cell bus deployments and Excel spreadsheets that track U.S. and worldwide fuel cell bus deployments. In addition, NREL has written several dozen evaluation reports detailing the fuel cell bus demonstrations at U.S. transit agencies.
DOD H2 (http://www.dlafuelcells.org) is the website of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) fuel cell program. DLA, the military’s logistics combat support agency, along with the Department of Energy and Military Services, has been demonstrating fuel cells at four sites – to power forklifts, extended range vehicles, and a fuel cell bus. This site highlights the projects taking place at four different military installations.
California Fuel Cell Partnership (www.cafcp.org) is a collaboration auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Their site has a ton of info on fuel cell cars and buses, and hydrogen fueling stations. We often reference their station map (http://cafcp.org/stationmap) that shows the 36 existing and planned hydrogen stations in the state. Also worth a look is the California Road Map (http://cafcp.org/carsandbuses/caroadmap) which describes the infrastructure needed to launch the commercial FCEV market in the state.
California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative (http://www.casfcc.org) is facilitating the deployment of stationary fuel cells in California. There is lots of useful information on this site, particularly the California station fuel cell installations map. (http://www.casfcc.org/STATIONARY_FC_MAP/default.aspx).
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) (www.fchea.org), the industry’s trade association, has lots of info on fuel cell-related policies and regulations, technical reports, and a host of other outreach materials.
The and HyFLEET:CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe) website (http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com) highlights the operation of 47 hydrogen-powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 cities on three continents (supported by the European Commission). Lots of images, presentations, and reports to download.
Germany’s National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP) website (http://www.bmvbs.de/SharedDocs/EN/Artikel/UI/UI-MKS/national-hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-technology-innovation-programme-nip.html?nn=37150) discusses Germany’s goals related to fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. The site has links to fuel cell and hydrogen programs, such as the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) and HySolutions Hamburg. Be sure to view the CEP’s clever fuel cell vehicle video (http://www.cleanenergypartnership.de/en/news/news-detail/artikel//a-blonde-comes-into-the-library/86).
Fuel Cell Store (www.fuelcellstore.com). When people are looking for instructional fuel cell kits, we send them to this site. It’s a great place to buy fun fuel cell toy cars, as well as other fuel cell-related products and parts.
The Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership (http://www.scandinavianhydrogen.org) website shows the plans to develop a multi-national hydrogen highway that will pass through Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. This site also has an interactive map showing the existing and planned hydrogen stations (http://www.scandinavianhydrogen.org/h2-stations).
H2 Stations Worldwide (http://www.netinform.net/h2/H2Stations/Default.aspx) also has a map-driven database listing fuel cell stations across the globe.
Finally, we frequently referenced the Department of Defense (DOD) Fuel Cell website, but unfortunately it seems to have been taken down. The site offered overviews of the Department of Defense stationary fuel cell programs, including the completed PAFC, residential PEM, and Climate Change fuel cell programs, complete with detailed reports for many of the sites. It also had a page for the DOD’s ongoing PEM backup power program. Let’s hope the site is being updated (the address was http://dodfuelcell.cecer.army.mil). We’ll keep an eye out for its return.