Ivys and SimpleFuel Win $1M DOE H-Prize

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Ivys Energy Solutions and its partners McPhy Energy North America and PDC Machines, as the SimpleFuel team, are the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. The goal of the competition was to develop a safe, affordable, readily deployable hydrogen refueling appliance for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

During the competition, Ivys and partners designed, built and tested the novel SimpleFuel hydrogen refueling appliance, which is a complete 700 bar hydrogen refueling solution in a compact and readily deployable package. The SimpleFuel prototype generated and dispensed over 180 kg of fuel cell quality hydrogen during the three month test period (enough for over 10,000 miles of FCEV travel), and is being used to fuel a Hyundai Tucson FCEV. 

Read the full press release here. More details on the SimpleFuel product, available for both automotive and industrial fuel cell vehicle fleet applications, can be found here.

Ivys/SimpleFuel Team Announced as H-Prize Finalist

The Hydrogen Education Foundation, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy, officially announced SimpleFuel™ as the finalist for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. The SimpleFuel™ team, made up of Ivys Energy Solutions and its partners, are honored to recieve this recogition and are driving towards commercialization of a safe, affordable, small-scale hydrogen refueling appliance to enable the widespread adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles.

Read the full press release on Team SimpleFuel's finalist selection here, and see the official announcement from the US Department of Energy here.

Ivys Joins the Greentown Labs Community

Ivys Inc., looking to expand upon its development capability and business network, today formally joins an exceptional community of clean-tech start-ups taking residence at the incubator Greentown Labs, based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Ivys has reserved 200 square feet of prototype lab space, as well as dedicated collaborative workspace seating for its members. 

Greentown Labs enables entrepreneurs to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. Their mission is to enable a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to work on their visions and to provide access to the space, resources, and funding that allows their early-stage companies thrive. Greentown Labs offer 40,000 sq. ft. of prototyping lab and co-located office space, a shared machine shop and electronics lab, immersion in a growing community of energy and clean technology entrepreneurs, and on-site events and programs designed to enable start-ups to rapidly grow their networks and their companies. Greentown is currently the largest clean-tech incubator in the United States.