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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Applications: Other Applications

Other Applications

Research in Progress


Public Safety Power Shutdown--Hydrogen Fuel Cell Mitigation Pilot briefPublic Safety Power Shutdown—Hydrogen Fuel Cell Mitigation Pilot, California Department of Transportation, start date: April 2022; expected completion date: December 2023.

In this pilot project, researchers are evaluating hydrogen fuel cell power backup systems as a reliable, cost-effective power solution during public safety power shutoffs.


Completed Research and Resources

National Resources

Hydrogen Explained: Use of Hydrogen, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.

Industrial applications, space exploration, electricity generation and alternative fuels are highlighted. Access to additional information about these and other topics is available from this webpage.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Validation, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy.

Results from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, infrastructure, hydrogen system components and fuel cell use are confirmed to ensure they meet technical targets in a range of real-world applications, including vehicles, material handling equipment and backup power. Technology validation involves collecting and analyzing data, and then aggregating the results for public view.

Best Practices Overview: Hydrogen Applications, H2 Tools, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

This webpage focuses on best practices for using hydrogen in industrial applications.

Hydrogen Storage Tech Team Roadmap, U.S. DRIVE, July 2017.

In this document, researchers present technical targets and barriers, and research and development strategies in hydrogen storage.

Selected Resources

Hydrogen Production Pathways, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

Emerging hydrogen markets and applications are summarized, including hydrogen production processes and research and development goals.

Hydrogem: A Clean, Flexible Energy Carrier►  Hydrogen: A Clean, Flexible Energy Carrier

This infographic describes hydrogen sources, production pathways and uses.

Increase Your H2IQ

A series of fact sheets introduce hydrogen and fuel cell technology processes.

Related Resources

10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Applications You Might Not Know, WHA International, Inc.

Common applications for hydrogen fuel cells are highlighted, including warehouse logistics; global distribution; transportation (personal vehicles, buses, trains and planes); backup power generation; mobile power generation; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and boats and submarines.

Evaluation of a Prototype Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Lighting Trailer, Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Research Center, University of California, Davis, 2013.

Performance of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell-powered lighting trailer was tested and compared to a conventional diesel-powered metal halide light trailer for use in road maintenance and construction activities.