Two US Hydrogen Production Companies Awarded DOE Small Business R&D Grants

27 Jul 2012

Two hydrogen production companies in the USA have been awarded funding for research and development projects through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programmes.

Proton OnSite, based in Connecticut, manufacture water electrolysers for the production of hydrogen fuel via the integration of renewable energy sources. Its funded project is to reduce technology costs through the development of improved materials that reduce use of expensive raw materials such as noble metals.

Arbsource, based in Arizona, offers biotechnologies for the generation of hydrogen from wastewater treatment processes. It hopes to halve the high cost of wastewater management for food and beverage processors by supplying low-energy high quality wastewater treatment.

"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, employing half of all workers in America and creating two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.," said Secretary Chu.

The amount of grant funding has not been disclosed.


Reference: DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Program

Industry Directory: Proton OnSite


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