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Fuel Cell Engineers

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Fuel cell engineers work for a variety of industries and companies, including manufacturers of fuel cells and related technology, automotive manufacturers with hydrogen vehicle programs, merchant hydrogen producers, colleges and universities that conduct fuel cell and hydrogen research, and government agencies that conduct research in the field. For example, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center employ's fuel cell engineers and related professionals. Most jobs require science and engineering backgrounds and prior experience in product and technology development. According to the State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2016, the top three states for fuel cell research, development, and manufacturing are California, Connecticut, and New York. States identified as "rising stars" in the fuel cell industry include Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio.

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