Hydrogen Fuel Cells Technology Resources



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Fuel cells use hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity using an electrochemical process, emitting mostly heat and water as a byproduct. They can be used to power vehicles, buildings, homes, and more.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Blog Posts

Photos from the 2018 CERTs Conference
Lissa Pawlisch
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:54pm
Over 500 Minnesotans attended the seventh statewide CERTs Conference, connecting to build a clean energy future in their communities! March 28-29...
CERTs Seed Grants
Lissa Pawlisch
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:55pm
The Clean Energy Resource Teams are excited to announce 39 Seed Grant awards to organizations in our seven regions! Each region awarded around $20,...
Award recipients from the 2016 Clean Energy Community Awards
MN Dept. of Commerce
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:46pm
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards (CECA) to...
Fuel Cells

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Funding & Financing Opportunities
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Detailed Hydrogen Fuel Cells Resources

General Information

Fuel Cell BasicsUS Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells InfoMinnesota Department of Commerce Energy Info Center
General information and resources about hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

Minnesota Renewable Hydrogen Initiative News UpdateMN Office of Energy Security, Dept. of Commerce (June 1, 2008)

How Fuel Cells Workhowstuffworks
The How Stuff Works Web site has general information about hydrogen and fuel cells.

Fuel Cells 2000Online Fuel Cell Information Center
The Online Fuel Cell Information Center is a nonprofit organization provides extensive information on fuel cell technologies, including a list of fuel cell vendors.

Fuel Cell Newsfuelcellworks
Excellent fuel cell archives.

Coevolution of Vehicles & FuelsGreat Plains Institute
This easy-to-understand handout by the Great Plains Institute’s Upper Midwest Hydrogen Initiative outlines fuels evolving toward domestic, low- no-CO2 options.

TranAtlas Alternative Fuels Interactive MapNREL
This interactive map uses a Google Maps interface to display Existing and planned alternative fueling stations, Alternative fuel production facilities, Light-duty vehicle density, and Roads and political boundaries. Users can customize the map display, print, and query the underlying data. TransAtlas is part of a suite of geographic analysis tools for renewable energy developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Research & Reports

Current Minnesota Renewable Hydrogen Initiative News UpdateMay 2008

National Fuel Cell Research CenterUniversity of California, Irvine
Information on how fuel cells work, lists of manufacturers and researchers, and provides detailed information on research projects.

Minnesota Renewable Hydrogen InitiativeMinnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
The Minnesota Renewable Hydrogen Initiative (MRHI), a partnership of industry, university, government, and non-government organizations, leads the state’s effort to grow and promote Minnesota’s renewable hydrogen industry.

2007 Report on Strategic Demonstration Projects to Accelerate the Commercialization of Renewable Hydrogen and Related Technologies in MinnesotaMN Dept. of Commerce
This report was presented to the Minnesota Legislature in November 2007, and contains information on a number of renewable hydrogen projects.

Upper Midwest Hydrogen InitiativeGreat Plains Institute
An affiliate of the National Hydrogen Association, this Initiative focuses on the research and development of hydrogen fuel cells as a renewable fuel in the Upper Midwest. Provide news, reports, and numerous links.

The Northern H: Developing the First Canada-U.S. Hydrogen Refueling NetworkR. Nordstrom & R. Parsons
This report outlines the Great Plains Institute’s Upper Midwest Hydrogen Initiative’s plan to developed “Northern H2,” a project that involves establishing 10-12 flexible-fuel Energy Stations along key trade corridors across the Northern Plains by 2012, spanning Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, ultimately linking with other hydrogen refueling networks along I-90 and elsewhere.

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