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    DOE Hosts Webinar with $1M H-Prize Winner SimpleFuel, Focus on Design & Data of System

    Webinar will take place on March 16, 12 PM ET, 9 AM PT

    On Thursday, March 16, at 12 PM ET, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) will host a live webinar titled "DOE-FCTO H-Prize Competition Drives Innovation with SimpleFuel™". On this webinar, attendees will be able to hear directly from Ivys Energy Solutions as they describe the role of competition-based innovation in the launch of the award-winning SimpleFuel Hydrogen Refueling Appliance.

    In January, DOE and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the competition finalist SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. The SimpleFuel™ team, a consortium made up of Ivys Energy Solutions, McPhy Energy North America and PDC Machines, designed their system to be a safe, small-scale hydrogen-refueling appliance capable of delivering up to 5 kg/day of hydrogen to vehicles at pressures up to 700 bar (10,000 psi).

    Interested parties can register for the webinar here: https://energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/webinars

     

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    Consortium SimpleFuel Wins $1 Million in U.S. Department of Energy’s H-Prize

    SimpleFuel receives Award of H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System

    January 23, 2017 – Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) recently announced the competition finalist SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. This success can support economic growth, jobs, and domestic leadership in cutting edge energy technology.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Finalist Announced Public Open House

    Washington, D.C., October 18, 2016 - SimpleFuel™, the finalist of the H2 Refuel H-Prize, has announced their open house for November 9th, 2016 in Warminster, PA, providing an opportunity for the public to get a first look at their hydrogen refueling system in action, and allowing visitors to ride and drive a fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

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    Demonstration Phase of H2 Refuel H-Prize Commences with Start of Data Collection of Finalist System

    On September 21, 2016, the H2 Refuel H-Prize Finalist, SimpleFuel™, officially moved from the construction to the demonstration phase of the competition. Over the next few months, an array of technical data on the system will be collected, which includes dispensing pressure, dispensing time, amount of hydrogen dispensed, ambient temperature, gas temperature, and availability.

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    SimpleFuel™ World Premiere System Design Unveiling at ACT Expo a Great Success

    20160503A_02104SimpleFuelOn May 3, 2016 the Hydrogen Education Foundation witnessed the unveiling of the system design of the H2 Refuel H-Prize Finalist: SimpleFuel™. Taking place at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2016 in Long Beach, CA, the ceremony attracted many interested spectators from the showroom floor and press to observe the first public showing of the team’s system. The SimpleFuel booth was located adjacent   to four fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from major automakers, highlighting a number of very real options for fuel cell mobility.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Finalist Announced

    Competition outcome expected to be announced in December of 2016

    Washington, D.C., February 1, 2016 - Today, the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) officially announced SimpleFuel as the finalist for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition after careful review of six submissions.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Contestants Announced, Judging Commences

    Finalists are expected to be announced in December 2015

    Washington, D.C., November 9, 2015 - Today, the Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the official list of contestants for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition. The submissions of the six qualified contestants will now be evaluated by a group of expert judges to determine which Contestants can advance to the finalist round.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Updates and Q&A Webinar Announced for Sep 22, 1 PM ET

    Webinar covers updated guidelines, fueling protocol, submission checklist and registration procedure

    On September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will host a webinar on Updates and Q&A for the H2 Refuel H-Prize. The webinar will discuss detailed information on the competition, including updates on the rules and guidelines such as the alternative scoring process and clarifications. In addition, the simulated fill protocol will be discussed, as well as a submission checklist and the registration process. Anyone interested in the prize should register for the webinar here >>.

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    Rules & Guidelines for H2 Refuel H-Prize Updated

    Changes reflect Comments and Questions Submitted to HEF and DOE

    Washington, D.C., September 3, 2015 - The Rules and Guidelines for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize have been updated with clarifications, corrections, and additional information based on questions and other feedback received from the public.

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    Updated H2 Refuel H-Prize Safety Guidelines Available

    Safety Guidelines Cover Safety Submission Requirements for the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2015 - The Hydrogen Education Foundation has posted updated Safety Guidelines developed by the Hydrogen Safety Panel for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition. The safety guidelines provide detailed information on the safety aspects of the competition, including safety submissions and requirements. In order to be eligible for finalist selection, contestants must submit a safety plan and hazard analysis with their design.

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    "Safety First" Webinar for $1M H2 Refuel H-Prize Scheduled for Aug 6, 1PM ET

    August 6th webinar covers safety plans and hazard analysis competition requirements for a home or community hydrogen refueling system

    Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015 - The Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) has announced a webinar on August 6th, at 1PM ET to discuss safety issues for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office will host the webinar, which will provide detailed information on the safety aspects of the competition including safety submissions and requirements. In order to be eligible for finalist selection, contestants must submit a safety plan and hazard analysis with their design. Anyone interested in the prize should register for the webinar here >>.

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    DOE Hosts Public Webinar on $1M Competition for Home or Community Hydrogen Refueling System on June 25, 1 PM ET

    H2 Refuel H-Prize webinar registration is open. Send in questions to HPrize@ee.doe.gov or tweet to @H2Refuel

    The Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will host a public webinar on the H2 Refuel H-Prize competition on June 25, 2015 at 1 PM ET, 10 AM PT. The Hydrogen Education Foundation, through which the competition is sponsored, will provide detailed information on the competition, including ways to participate, requirements that need to be met, and who is eligible to participate. Anyone interested in competing or learning more about the prize should register for the webinar here >>.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements Webinar May 14, 1 PM - Your Questions, Answered

    Register for webinar and send in questions to HPrize@ee.doe.gov or tweet to @H2Refuel

    The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will answer questions related to the

    technical testing specifications for the H2 Refuel H-Prize during a webinar on May 14, 2015 at 1 PM ET; 10 AM PT. Anyone interested in the competition is encouraged to attend and submit questions ahead of time. Registration for the webinar is available here >>.

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    Hydrogen Education Foundation Publishes H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

    Webinar on specification announced for May 14, 1 PM

    April 3, 2015, Washington D.C. – Today, the Hydrogen Education Foundation has announced that the technical testing specifications for the Energy Department’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition are now available on the H-Prize website at www.hydrogenprize.org. Potential contestants are encouraged to review these specifications in detail prior to submitting their designs, which are due on October 29, 2015.

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    H2 Refuel H-Prize Aims to Make Fueling Hydrogen Powered Vehicles Easier than Ever

    December 30, 2014 - Just as charging your electric vehicle at home or place of work is becoming more widely available to the American consumer, what about bringing other fuels to this market? Many gaseous fuels, including propane for your grill and compressed gases at paintball parties, are safe and popular, and millions of homes have natural gas safely and conveniently available for cooking, clothes dryers, fire places, and furnaces.

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    U.S. DOE Launches $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System

    October 29, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the launch of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. The two-year competition challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. This H-Prize competition will assist in expanding the hydrogen infrastructure across the country to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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    Comments Sought on H-Prize Guidelines

    March 21, 2014 - The Department of Energy (DOE) announces in the release of the H2 Refuel H-Prize Draft Guidelines for public comment, pursuant to Section 654 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Public Law 110-140 (12/19/07). The comment period closing date will be April 21, 2014.

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    U.S. DOE Seeks Industry Input on $1 Million H-Prize Competition Guidelines for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced >> that they are seeking public comments on the Draft Guidelines >> for the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. This competition challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale, non-commercial hydrogen fueling to supplement the current development of hydrogen fueling station infrastructure.

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