DOE Awards Grant to Atofina and Development Partners

May 13, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Atofina Chemicals Inc. (Philadelphia) announced that it has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC) to support its fuel cell project. The $5.77 million grant will be divided between Atofina and its development partners, which include United Technologies Corp., Johnson Matthey, Georgia Tech and the University of Hawaii.

The Atofina Chemicals-lead project was one of 13 proposals awarded to firms and educational institutions in 12 states to receive $75 million in cost-shared awards to fund new research in advanced fuel cell technology for vehicles, buildings and other applications. The grant was awarded as part of the FreedomCAR and Hydrogen Fuel initiatives. The project will help to enhance the nation's ability to achieve the goal of producing vehicles that are more efficient and cleaner than today's vehicles.