Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure
Through collaborative research and development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is working to deliver technology breakthroughs that will increase energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact on the transportation sector, ultimately providing science and technology to enable a U.S. transportation system that does not depend on foreign sources for fuel. ORNL is developing materials and processes for fuel cell systems and for the practical generation, storage, and delivery of hydrogen as an energy carrier.ORNL and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have partnered with industry to author Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Decision Makers. This document describes the potential energy efficiency and environmental benefits of fuel cell use in combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Federal agencies are provided step-by-step guidance in how to plan and implement fuel cell CHP projects using innovative financing options: power purchasing agreements (PPA), energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), utility energy services contracts (UESC), and enhanced use leasing (EUL).