Ohio companies are increasingly using or producing fuel cells, which is contributing to the growth of that industry in the state. According to an article in Midwest Energy News, “State government has been a major player in transforming Ohio into a top destination for fuel cells, noted Pat Valente, executive director of The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC).” Valente states that Ohio has not quite reached the fuel cell manufacturing status of states like California and Connecticut, but Ohio is considered an “industry leader in supply chain, supply chain development and R&D,” Valente said in the article. A December 2013 Department of Energy report recognizes Ohio as one of five states “for leading the country with continued and expanded support for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies — helping to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and create new job and business opportunities.” For more, read the complete article and the DOE report.