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The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users, and FCHEA members are helping to transform our energy future. FCHEA represents the full global supply chain, including universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.

Press Release Archive

Businesses Seek Fuel Cells to Meet Sustainability Goals,Provide Reliable Power

December 7, 2015

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly adopting cost-effective fuel cell technology to improve electrical power reliability, increase efficiencies, and reduce carbon emissions of operations, according to The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2015: Powering Corporate Sustainability, a new report from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA). Read more...

Large-Scale Fuel Cell Use in Korea Boosts North American Manufacturing

November 10, 2015

Korea is embracing large-scale fuel cells for energy production in a way that few other countries can match. According to Bloomberg, Korea’s proactive government incentives and the absence of domestic energy assets are the impetus for the dynamic fuel cell growth. This atmosphere is creating exciting manufacturing and export opportunities by North American- based fuel cell businesses through partnerships with Korean firms, direct investment and acquisition. Read more...

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Industry Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

October 8, 2015

Today, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) joins organizations across the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that provide reliable and resilient power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase America’s energy security.  Fuel cells utilize hydrogen and hydrogen rich fuels in a chemical reaction without combustion to generate electricity in a way that is clean, efficient and quiet. Read more...

FCHEA Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Fuel Cell Tax Bill

September 19, 2015

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) welcomes the introduction of the Fuel Cell Tax Extenders Act of 2015 (HR 3571), a bipartisan bill that provides more equitable tax rules for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies by temporarily extending incentives that have expired or are about to expire. The bill was introduced by Congressmen John Larson (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Paul Tonko (D-NY). Read more...

One Giant Leap: Celebrating 50 Years of Fuel Cells

August 21, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – Fifty years ago today, Gemini 5 made history as the first manned spacecraft to utilize fuel cells, allowing the United States to seize the manned spaceflight endurance record from the Soviet Union for the first time, and launching the commercial fuel cell industry. Read more...

Capitol Hill Briefing Highlights Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

May 5, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, in cooperation with the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, co-hosted the 2015 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Policy Forum drawing attention to the latest advancements in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology. Read more...

Trend Memo (Part I):  Hydrogen Fueling Station Development Under Way in the U.S

March 23, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are attracting consumer, enthusiastand media attention as an alternative to today’s cars, with no fuel combustion and zero tailpipe emissions, a driving range in the hundreds of miles, and fast and easy hydrogen refueling that takes just minutes, similar to filling up at gas stations today. Read more...

Trend Memo (Part II):  Hydrogen Fueling Station Development Under Way Internationally

March 23, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) - Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have been trending in the news recently.  This clean driving alternative is attractive because it features zero tailpipe emissions, a driving range in the hundreds of miles, and fast and easy hydrogen refueling that takes just minutes—similar to filling up at gas stations today.  Read more...

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Lauds Executive Order to Increase Federal Sustainability Efforts

March 20, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association welcomes yesterday's Executive Order from President Obama to increase sustainability efforts at federal agencies and the specific inclusion of fuel cells as a technology option to achieve the set goals. Read more...

Fuel Cells Strengthen Grid Resiliency in the Northeast

February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) – The severe weather events that struck the northeast states in recent years disrupted emergency communications and cost businesses millions of dollars, demonstrating the need for new technologies and policies to prevent future disaster. Fortunately, for some communities, stationary fuel cells systems proved their ability to provide power during grid outages, with dozens of systems and tens of megawatts (MWs) deployed from New Jersey to Maine for utilities, public institutions, and businesses alike. A new white paper from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) finds that continued growth of fuel cell power generation requires a combination of industry innovation and supportive public policies at the state and local levels. Read more...

Fuel Cells Help India Improve Telecom Reliability and Meet Climate Goals

February 6, 2015

(Washington D.C.) - When President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi announced plans at the end of January to collaborate on efforts to fight climate change, fuel cell power systems were already emerging as a go-to alternative technology for Indian telecom companies that demand high reliability and efficiency while reducing emissions and noise.  Read more...

State Policies and Funding Offer Support to Fuel Cell Industry

January 16, 2015

(Washington D.C.) - Today the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) released a new report, 2014 State Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Policy Wrap-Up. This annual report aggregates recent state-level policies and funding opportunities that support the development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in a range of applications. Read more...

Association Lauds State Efforts to Promote Fuel Cell Industry

December 12, 2014

(Washington D.C.) - States across the country are setting policies, providing funding, encouraging collaboration, and promoting deployments to keep the U.S. at the forefront of the fuel cell industry, according to the new U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office (DOE FCTO) report, State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2014 Read more...

Fuel Cells Assuring Power For Mission-Critical Industries

December 8, 2014

(Washington D.C.) - As the public depends increasingly on wireless technology for financial, corporate and personal transactions, a secure and reliable infrastructure to ensure seamless operation is more important than ever.  With resiliency becoming a top priority for businesses and municipalities around the country, fuel cells are becoming a go-to technology to provide quality, assured power – increasing efficiency and reliability while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more...

FCHEA Lauds Department of Energy Awards of $21 Million for Advancement in SOFC Technology

November 19, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) lauds the award of over $21 million to fuel cell manufacturers and research organizations across the country to advance research and development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems issued by the Department of Energy through the Office of Fossil Energy’s Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) program. Read more...

Fuel Cells Gaining Ground With Corporate and Municipal Customers

November 7, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – November 7, 2013 – Businesses and municipal governments are increasingly adopting fuel cell power generation to improve power resiliency, reduce emissions, and increase efficiencies, according to The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2014: Powering the Bottom Line for Businesses and Communities, a new report from Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI). Read more...

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition Continue Partnership Efforts for 2014 Conference

October 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) - The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition (FCS&EE). This year’s conference will be held November 10-13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, USA at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The 2014 theme is “Fuel Cells: the Power to Drive Change TODAY.” Read more...

Fuel Cells and Natural Gas, A Growing Market for Resilient Power Generation

October 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2014) - With a strong winter storm season set for the remainder of 2014, and being in the midst of the hurricane season, businesses and utilities alike are increasingly employing natural gas fuel cells to provide resilient, clean primary power and as back-up systems for when the electric grid is unavailable. Read more...

FCHEA Launches New Website

September 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2014) – With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of fuel cell technology.  Read more...

Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Made Possible with a New SAE Standard (J2601) 

July 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2014) – SAE International (www.sae.org), the global engineering association that sets technical standards for the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industry, today approved a light duty vehicle hydrogen fueling standard (SAE J2601) that will serve as a baseline for commercial fueling of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) worldwide.  Read more...

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Announces Creation of a Fuel Cell Continuing Education Course

May 16, 2014

Washington DC (May 16, 2014) - The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) announced that the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG), the premier web portal for government and industry building practitioners, is now offering a continuing education course titled: Fuel Cells: Advanced Distributed Generation. Read more...

Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Industry Honors U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)

August 10, 2012

Florham Park, New Jersey (August 10, 2012) - The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) presented its Pathfinder Award today to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) in recognition of his support for the commercialization of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. Read more...

Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Industry Offers 4-Point Plan To Support “All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy

April 4, 2012

Washington DC (April 4, 2012) - The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) announced that the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG), the premier web portal for government and industry building practitioners, is now offering a continuing education course titled: Fuel Cells: Advanced Distributed Generation. Read more...

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Looks Ahead; Welcomes Morry Markowitz as President & Executive Director

November 28, 2011

Washington DC (November 28, 2011) - Looking forward to continued success in 2012, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today announced that Morry Markowitz has been named President & Executive Director. Markowitz has been the Interim Executive Director since July, 2011.“ Read more...