Georgetown Fuel Cell Transit Bus Program

Fuel cell is one of the most promising clean energy technologies of the 21st century - environmentally friendly, reliable, quiet, and highly efficient. The FTA Fuel Cell Transit Bus Program is the only viable U.S. fuel cell transportation program, critical to economic competitiveness. This multi year project supports Georgetown University's research program for the development of a domestically produced fuel cell propulsion system for transit buses. When completed, the program will provide the preliminary engineering and development activities necessary for the domestic, commercial production of a fuel cell powered full-sized transit bus. Both phosphoric acid (PA) fuel cell and proton exchange membrane (PEM) technologies are currently being developed, tested and evaluated as power systems for transit bus propulsion systems operating on liquid fuels.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $4634596.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Hsiung, Shang

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgetown University

      3700 O Street, NW
      Washington, DC    20057
    • Principal Investigators:

      Larkin, James

    • Start Date: 20030715
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100130
    • Source Data: RiP Project 5828

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01486838
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-DC-26-7002-10
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 18 2013 1:01AM