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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty, Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $1.5 Million Federal Grant For FuelCell Energy

May 31, 2018
Press Release

Hartford, CT—Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to FuelCell Energy, Inc. for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
“This grant is a testament to FuelCell Energy’s commitment to developing cost-effective and environmentally responsible energy solutions,” said Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, and Esty. “These federal dollars to support R&D will keep FuelCell Energy on the forefront of innovation, and we remain committed to advancing efforts that support Connecticut jobs and promote a cleaner, more energy-efficient future.”
FuelCell Energy will be using the funding for materials R&D aimed at reducing the operating temperature of solid-oxide high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) to levels more compatible with advanced nuclear energy heat sources.