Fuel Cells 2000 has just put out a very positive 79 page report describing the growth of hydrogen fuel cells in the United States over the past year.
According to Fuel Cells 2000, “With more than 74 MW of fuel cells for stationary power and 1,700 fuel cell-powered forklifts installed or purchased in just over a year, the U.S. is expanding its fuel cell footprint beyond the two coasts. According to a new report from Fuel Cells 2000, State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2012, the playing field is widening, with multi-megawatt installations for Apple and eBay in North Carolina and Utah respectively, fuel cell forklifts deployed in more than 19 states, and 25 fuel cell buses placed or planned for transit service around the country, helping keep the U.S. at the forefront of the fuel cell industry.
“The U.S. has long been a leader in fuel cell technology – home to many of the major fuel cell manufacturers and component suppliers, the largest number of installations and deployments in several market sectors, a commanding lead in patents, and cutting-edge university research. As demonstrated in the report, this leadership is made possible by the states, whose innovative policies and strategies for business attraction have thrust the U.S. fuel cell industry forward, while bringing jobs and funding opportunities back home.”
The 2012 report goes on to talk about subjects of interest to this readership including fuel cell vehicles, buses, forklifts and hydrogen fueling stations. The State of the States report also outline the progress of all 50 states in America in regard to fuel cells except for Idaho and Iowa which have shown no progress over the past year.