Reports / Case Studies
The following reports and case studies were written or published by Fuel Cells 2000 and the Breakthrough Technologies Institute.
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2014- This report continues to build on the April 2010 State of the States report that provided a snapshot of fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the 50 states and District of Columbia. This update report provides more details on the progress and activities that happened since the fourth report, issued in October 2013, and includes in-depth profiles of policies, initiatives, and installations in states that have contributed to the fuel cell industry in their state, the country, and the world. Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office.
The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2014: Powering the Bottom Line for Businesses and Communities - The fifth report in our series, highlighting fuel cell sales and deployments since our last report. This report features not only business deployments, but also fuel cells operating in a wide-range of municipal and public facilities.
Case Study: Taiwan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scooter Fleet Demonstration - A profile of a year-long fuel cell scooter demonstration in Taiwan. June 2014.
2013 Policy Activity Wrap-up - Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - Compiles all 2013 policy and legislation, both new and updated, with regards to fuel cells and hydrogen. Wrap-ups also available for 2012, 2011, 2010,2009, 2008, and 2007.
The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2013: Reliability, Resiliency & Savings - Fourth report in our Business Case series. Highlights all the sales/deployments since last report and provides a closer look at some of the new markets and benefits companies are finding by installing fuel cells. December 2013.
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2013 partially funded by DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office, this report provides details on 2013 state policies and funding, recent and planned U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen installations, and other related areas including university activity and international expansion. This report also singles out the Top 5 fuel cell states, three states to watch and includes spotlights on six cities in the U.S., all helping to move the fuel cell and hydrogen industry forward in the U.S. and internationally. October 2013.
2012 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report - Written by Breakthrough Technologies Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. This report describes data compiled in 2013 on trends in the fuel cell industry for 2012 with some comparison to previous years. October 2013.
When the Grid Fails: Fuel cells power critical infrastructure in disasters - A case study on how fuel cells help keep the lights on during storms and power outages. April 2013.
The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2012: America’s Partner in Power – Profiles new and repeat customers of fuel cells in the U.S. in 2012.
2011 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report – Written by Breakthrough Technologies Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. July 2012.
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2012 - Provides a comprehensive update on state fuel cell and hydrogen activity. Features the “2012 Fuel Cell Power Rankings” - nine separate Top 5 lists showcasing all of the top activity in the different states and market sectors. September 2012.
Port of the Future - A case study on the potential of using fuel cells for various port applications. Also highlights current projects at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Helsinki. March 2012.
The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2011: Energizing America’s Top Companies – Profiles 24 new companies and 10 repeat customers using fuel cells. November 2011.
Tulare Waste Water Treatment Plant - A case study on the 1.2 MW fuel cell installation at the Tulare Waste Water Treatment Plant in California. November 2011.
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2011- Provides a comprehensive update on state fuel cell and hydrogen activity. June 2011.
Defense Logistics Agency Fuel Cell Program – A case study on DLA’s fuel cell forklift program. June 2011.
2010 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report - Written by Breakthrough Technologies Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. May 2011.
A Compendium of Job Estimates in the Fuel Cell Industry - Fuel Cells 2000 has estimated current fuel cell employment and compiled other projections of job creation in the fuel cell and hydrogen industry. March 2011.
2009 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report - Written by Breakthrough Technologies Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. November 2010.
The Business Case for Fuel Cells: Why Top Companies are Purchasing Fuel Cells Today - Profiles 38 nationally-recognized companies using fuel cells. September 2010.
2008 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report - Written by Breakthrough Technologies Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. June 2010.
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2010 - Provides a snapshot of fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the 50 states and District of Columbia. April 2010.
A Report on Worldwide Hydrogen Bus Demonstrations, 2002-2007 - Prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration by the Center for Transportation and the Environment and Breakthrough Technologies Institute. March 2009.
State Activities That Promote Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Infrastructure Development – A comprehensive state-by-state analysis of state programs and incentives that specifically include hydrogen, fuel cells and zero emission vehicles.
Fuel Cells at the Crossroads: Attitudes Regarding the Investment Climate for the U.S. Fuel Cell Industry and a Projection of Industry Job Creation Potential - Increasing fuel cell investment will not only impact energy security and air quality, it could yield nearly 200,000 new jobs in the next 20 years. The study estimates that total employment in the U.S. fuel cell industry in 2002 was approximately 4,500 to 5,500 and could climb to as many as 189,000 by 2021 in direct and indirect job growth as demand grows. December 2003.
Potential for the Commercialization of Fuel Cells in Taiwan – Written as part of a U.S.-Taiwan Fuel Cell Initiative with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. Fall 2004.
Fuel Cells for Portable Power: Markets, Manufacture and Cost – Written by the Darnell Group for Breakthrough Technologies Institute and the U.S. Fuel Cell Council. January 2003.
Fuel Cell Vehicle World Survey 2003 – A report prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy that provides a snapshot of the global fuel cell vehicle market at the end of 2003. The report profiles 20 companies developing light-duty fuel cell vehicles and components. February 2004.
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: The Path Forward - This report represents a coalition of 26 leading fuel cell companies to answer the Congressional call for a national fuel cell and hydrogen strategy. The report details a 10-year, cost-shared program that would require $5.5 billion in federal funds. The report also offers specific recommendations in several program areas, including research and development; demonstration programs; federal purchases; investment in fuel infrastructure; market entry support; removal of barriers; and education and outreach. January 2003.