The Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Collaborative (RHFCC) is dedicated to aiding in research and development to remove barriers to adoption and make hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vehicles a viable option in the Midwest region.
The RHFCC operates out of The Energy Policy Center at Cleveland State University and is connected with research institutions and organizations across the country. The research community is working hard on a variety of projects to improve the prospects for fuel cells. A few of the notable projects include:
- Renewable production pathways – The RHFCC will soon be commissioning a study to examine the most economic methods for renewable hydrogen production in the Midwest.
- Direct conversion – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, among others, is working on a process to produce hydrogen directly from sunlight, a process similar to photosynthesis.
- Fuel cell improvement – Many research groups, including OSU, are working on a variety of ideas for making fuel cells more efficient, able to use a variety of fuels, cheaper to manufacture and more robust in use.
Want to Learn More?
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- National Fuel Cell Research Lab at the University of California, Irvine
- The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
- Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
In doing our part to educate and inform on the benefits of using hydrogen fuel cells as a zero-emission option, various topics of interest will be researched and shared with the public.
- Analysis of Supply Chain Opportunities for Fuel Cell Buses Using Industrial Classifications
- Estimating Social Costs for Various Fuel Strategies for Transit Buses
- An Analysis of the Association between Changes in Ambient Temperature, Fuel Economy, and Vehicle Range for Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Electric Buses.