We all live in an amazing time where technology is rapidly improving. on October 8th, in recognition of  National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the Department of Energy announced a plan to collaborate with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense to develop a hydrogen powered disaster response vehicle.

Hydrogen fuel cells can produce clean energy (electricity with only water as a byproduct) that has the potential to provide electricity, heat, and potable water to disaster victims for up to 72 hours.

While hydrogen are not a new technology and are commercially available this still presents a stride forward in disaster relief efforts. As more technology becomes available victims of disaster relief will suffer less as responses become increasingly more effective.

This initiative on part of the DOE is part of their H2@Scale initiative to increase the use of hydrogen utilization in various industries.

If you’d like to read more about this release you can do so at the DOE’s website here 

As a tech company dedicated to providing disaster relief organizations with tools to increase relief efforts announcements like this are of great interest. If you’d like to read more about the technology that Humanitarian Software develops, you can read about HELM or explore the rest of our website.