Ivys and SimpleFuel Win $1M DOE H-Prize


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.