$2.88M for 11 NYSERDA Hydrogen Development and Demo Contracts;
February 6, 2007
Major NY Corporations and Universities Pursue New Uses for Clean Fuel
Feb. 6, 2007 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced 11 project contracts to develop and demonstrate new fuel uses for hydrogen. The $2.88 million in NYSERDA funding will generate nearly double that amount in investment and raise the potential for new jobs in areas all across upstate New York.
Peter R. Smith, NYSERDA President and CEO said: These projects hold the promise for future alternatives to our current petroleum dependence. Each project teams NYSERDA with major corporations, universities and government to share investment costs and reach for realistic short-term goals. If the development succeeds, many have the potential to translate into new production jobs for New York.
The top projects involve product development, ranging from a $1.29 million project to develop hydrogen-powered forklifts for safe, efficient indoor operation, to be built by the Raymond Corporation, Greene, (Chenango County), to a $800,175 project with H2Pump, a Capital District-based start-up company with plans to develop a novel 3-in-1 hydrogen pump to separate, pump and compress hydrogen through an electrochemical process. This would avoid all the traditional, high energy-consumptive methods of gas separation, and mechanical pumping and compression.
A $790,751 project with a General Motors, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Cornell University consortium will work to develop and integrate novel materials for use as hydrogen fuel cell components. A $635,350 project with the Toro Company, Niagara Falls, will demonstrate the use of a hydrogen fuel cell-hybrid electric turf maintenance fleet.
Also awarded funding are projects for statewide educational components to develop safety and regulatory guidance for local governments and educators, as well as demonstration projects to further the hydrogen market potential across the State.
AThe 11 projects were selected from 26 competitive proposals, and judged to be the best investment for New York's future. Through NYSERDA's capacity to select and fund projects with shared costs, the State's investment will yield $5.32 million in development and demonstration, Smith said.
The attached chart details the 11 winning projects and their goals.
|Raymond Corporation/ Cellex Power/ Nuvera Fuel Cells, East Penn Manufacturing
||Demonstrate and study the performance of hydrogen fuel cell forklifts with indoor fueling station.
|General Motors/ RIT/ University of Rochester / Cornell University
||Honeoye Falls / Monroe
||Development and integration of novel materials for hydrogen fuel cell components.
|Energy & Environmental Research Associates
||Assessing the total fuel cycle energy and environmental impacts of hydrogen for transportation: The Development of NY‑Greenhouse Gas, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation model (NY-GREET).
||Develop novel 3‑in‑1 hydrogen processing device to separate, pump and compress hydrogen.
|Hydrogen Safety/ Pace Law School Energy Project/ Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
||Newington, CT and Statewide sites
||Providing critical hydrogen education and training concerning hydrogen technology and local building and fire safety codes and standards
|City of Syracuse / Clean Communities of Central New York / Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy Systems/ Syracuse University
||Syracuse / Onondaga
||Design, construction and operation of a hydrogen refueling station for a hydrogen-powered shuttle bus.
||High-pressure water electrolysis using proton exchange membrane technology
|SUNY Research Foundation/ Energetics, Inc./ NHA
||Albany / Albany
||Outreach for New York 's hydrogen programs
|NEED/ SENTECH Inc./ Los Alamos National Lab/ Clean Cities Coalition of New York State
||Cazenovia/ Madison and Statewide sites
||Hydrogen education program for high school teachers and students
|The Toro Company
||Niagara Falls / Niagara
||Demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell‑hybrid electric turf maintenance fleet
||Bethesda, MD and Statewide sites
||Hydrogen education and outreach for local government officials
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Last Updated: 10/19/2012