IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMCO) announced today that its Advanced Technology Center located in Irvine, California, has been awarded a major contract by the US Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, to develop and demonstrate the next generation high performance hydrogen storage tank technology designed for use on internal combustion engine vehicles and fuel cell vehicle applications. The total project cost is valued in excess of $2.6 million with the Department of Energy and IMPCO each sharing a portion of the costs. The technology resulting from this project will produce one of the world's lightest hydrogen fuel storage tank technologies while meeting or exceeding applicable government regulations for on-board vehicle high-pressure gas containment.