Ohio Third Frontier Project Unveils Plans for Fuel Cell

August 31, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

The Ohio Third Frontier Project program announced the Ohio Fuel Cell Road Map, a five-year plan to make the state a leader in the fuel cell industry. The Third Frontier program, run through the Ohio Development Department, is a 10-year, $1.1 billion plan to encourage high-tech industry growth.

According to the road map, the state plans to support companies that make components for fuel cells as they develop technology and bring products to market; identify Ohio manufacturers that can help fuel cell companies, either as suppliers or customers; attract new fuel cell companies to the state by advertising resources available to them in Ohio, such as grant programs and tax incentives; support technology development and help turn research at Ohio's universities into marketable products; support demonstration projects to enhance Ohio's image as a hotbed for fuel cell technology; and support early market adoption by installing fuel cells at state facilities and providing tax breaks for companies that do the same.