Edison Materials Get's $3 Mil. Fuel Cell Funds

Funds to be used for research into lowering cost of hydrogen fuel cells

Published: 03-Dec-2003

DAYTON -- The Edison Materials Technology Center will receive $3 million in federal money for hydrogen fuel cell development, the center announced Tuesday.

The money comes from the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, and will help pay for research programs that focus on lowering the cost of hydrogen fuel cells and developing fuel cells that can act as back-up power generators for neighborhoods, businesses, recreational vehicles and tractor trailers.

EMTEC President and CEO Frank Svet said the technology used in hydrogen fuel cells was developed more than 100 years ago, but their use is restricted because of the cost. The fuel cells produce quiet, efficient, pollutant-free energy, but cost too much for most users.



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