PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., June 19, 2013 — Nuvera Fuel Cells announced its membership in H2USA, the new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) across the United States.
The program brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research and identify cost-effective solutions to deploy infrastructure that can deliver affordable, clean hydrogen fuel in the United States.
In April, Nuvera announced its partnership with Toyota to generate awareness about fuel cell electric vehicles in Massachusetts and across New England. H2USA will allow Nuvera to be an active member of the nationwide effort to prepare the country for the 2015 roll-out of FCVs.
According to David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, "Fuel cell technologies are an important part of an all-of-the-above approach to diversify America's transportation sector, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase our competitiveness in the global market. By bringing together key stakeholders from across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen industry, the H2USA partnership will help advance affordable fuel cell electric vehicles that save consumers money and give drivers more options."
"We are excited to be partnering with the automakers, policy-makers, as well as other leaders in our industry as we transition into the next evolution of transportation technology," said Gus Block, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs at Nuvera Fuel Cells. "H2USA will provide a great platform for us to leverage the progress we are making at the state-level by building awareness of hydrogen as a clean and safe transportation fuel."
Through H2USA, industry and government partners will focus on identifying actions to encourage early adopters of fuel cell electric vehicles, conduct coordinated technical and market analysis, and evaluate alternative fueling infrastructure that can enable cost reductions and economies of scale. Visit H2USA.org
ABOUT NUVERA FUEL CELLS
Nuvera Fuel Cells is an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and related systems, on-site hydrogen production and dispensing systems for both commercial end-users and OEMs. Located in the U.S. and Europe, Nuvera manufactures hydrogen supply and fuel cell power products designed for efficiency, safety, and productivity. Visit www.nuvera.com.