Under the terms of the DOE contract, IMPCO will design, develop, prototype and produce ultra-lightweight production hydrogen tanks for demonstration on two vehicle programs in close association with the DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The IMPCO hydrogen storage tanks will be demonstrated on a fuel cell public transportation bus in Las Vegas, Nevada, and two sport utility vehicles (SUVs) participating in the Future Truck Competition.
Syed Hussain, Vice President and General Manager of IMPCO's Technology and Automotive OEM Division said: "This is an important program and critical to near term mass commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. It is evident that the DOE supports and endorses on-board vehicle hydrogen storage as the best solution for fuel cell vehicles. We are very pleased to be working closely with such a prominent government agency as the DOE Golden Field Office."
For more information on this project, please contact:
Alan Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Business Development, IMPCO Advanced Technology Center, Tel: (949) 399-4552
Mary Hartford, Contracting Officer, US Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, Tel: (303) 275-4762
Doug Hooker, Technical Representative, US Department of Energy, Tel: (303) 275-4780
Fred Mitlitsky, Program Manager, Energy Storage and Propulsion Systems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Tel:(925)423-4852
IMPCO is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of fuel storage, fuel delivery and electronic control systems that allow internal combustion engines and fuel cells to operate using clean fuels such as hydrogen, propane, natural gas and methanol. IMPCO's advanced fuel system technologies are designed to optimize efficiency and performance by electronically sensing and regulating the proper proportion of fuel and air used by internal combustion engines and fuel cell systems. IMPCO supplies its products and fuel system integration to original equipment manufacturers of motor vehicles, truck, buses, forklifts, material handling equipment and small portable to large stationary engines. IMPCO also supplies these products and services to the global aftermarket as well.
Headquartered in Cerritos, California, IMPCO has more than 400 distributors and dealers and 14 offices and facilities worldwide including: United States, Australia, Japan and Mexico, IMPCO operates in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United Kingdom as IMCO-BERU Technologies, B.V. IMPCO's website is: www.impcotechnologies.com