DOE Publishes Fuel Cell Workshop Proceedings

    March 30, 2010

    The U.S. Department of Energy has published the proceedings of the MCFC and PAFC R&D Workshop held November 16, 2009, in Palm Springs, California. 

    This two-session workshop—one session on molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC) and the other on phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFC)—was held before the 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Both sessions brought together technical experts from industry, academia, and the DOE national laboratories to address future development of advanced MCFC, PAFC, and polybenzimidazole (PBI) fuel cell technologies.

    Key workshop objectives were to:

    • Provide an overview of state-of-the-art and most recent technical progress
    • Identify critical areas, key barriers, and gaps in current technology related to the fuel cell
    • Identify opportunities for progress in these areas 
    • Promote potential research collaborations and create and strengthen partnerships.

    Workshop presentations and a summary report of the MCFC and PAFC R&D Workshop are available on the Fuel Cell Technologies Program Web site.