Fuel cells fall from feds’ favor

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Fuel cells fall from feds’ favor

Columbus Dispatch – In just a few years, the U.S. government has shifted from an embrace of fuel-cell vehicles to a distinctly cold shoulder.

That’s discouraging for the more than 100 Ohio companies involved with fuel-cell technology or hydrogen-fueled vehicles.

“Globally, we are seeing widespread government and private support for fuel-cell technology, and it is important that we do not lose our competitive edge,” said Bill Dawson, president and CEO of Nextech Materials, a Lewis Center company that makes the thin ceramic membranes that are a component of fuel-cell stacks.

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