Feds funnel money to California hydrogen cars


By James Poulos | Cal Watchdog

The hype surrounding electric cars is running out of gas — and the Department of Energy is directing funds toward hydrogen.

Nearly $7 million in federal financial support is headed to five California developers working on hydrogen fuel cells, which emit only water vapor as a byproduct. Foremost among the recipients are Ardica, in San Francisco; HRL Laboratories, in Malibu; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the East Bay; Materia, in Pasadena; and the Livermore branch of Sandia National Laboratories.

In a press release, the DOE calls the fuel cell effort “critical to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.”

at Cal Watchdog.