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Fed funds awarded to fuel-cell programs

Posted on December 21, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced research projects that have earned money under the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Fuel Cell Bus Program.

Pursuing new technologies to let fuel-cell buses operate in cold climates is among the research projects to receive money.

Meanwhile, the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta will receive $6.42 million and CALSTART in Pasadena, Calif. will receive $10.17 million to coordinate research among fuel-cell manufacturers, engineering firms and transit agencies throughout the country.

"The Obama Administration is proud to partner with researchers who are exploring greener, more efficient ways to power buses," said Secretary LaHood. "Adapting fuel-cell technology to buses will result in a cleaner environment and quieter streets for everyone."

Other projects being funded this year include an effort to develop a smaller, less costly and more durable fuel-cell power system that will enable commercialization of U.S. fuel-cell buses, and an effort to develop and demonstrate a lightweight highly efficient bus that incorporates an improved hybrid-electric drive and enhanced bus design.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate the development of commercially viable fuel-cell bus technologies and increase public acceptance of the fuel-cell vehicles. The program is one of three environmentally friendly FTA grant competitions whose winners have been recently announced. The others are the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) and the Clean Fuels programs.

For a complete list of Fuel Cell Bus Program projects being funded, click here.

 

 

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