U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) has announced that Proton Energy Systems has been awarded a $2,148,719 Department of Energy grant to partner with Pennsylvania State University in developing a high-efficiency fuel cell.
Last month, SunHydro announced an agreement with Toyota to place ten Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles in Connecticut. The vehicles will support the new SunHydro solar-powered hydrogen fueling station, located at Proton Energy Systems’ headquarters in Wallingford, Conn. since 1996, they said.
Proton Energy Systems designs and manufactures electrochemical systems using a proton exchange membrane (PEM) to produce safe, reliable hydrogen from water. This inventive process produces zero pollution and has established the company as a world leader in hydrogen energy. Proton Energy Systems provides hydrogen to the U.S. military, aerospace, fueling, and renewable energy industries.
Penn State University is one of the leading research universities in the country, and has a long history of research dating back to their first president, Evan Pugh, who established a laboratory in 1859.