Transportation and Stationary Power Integration Workshop

On October 27, 2008, more than 55 participants from industry, state and federal government, utilities, national laboratories, and other groups met to discuss the topic of integrating stationary fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) systems and hydrogen production infrastructure for vehicles. The workshop was co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and was held in conjunction with the Fuel Cell Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona.

Plenary presentations provided an overview of the integration concept and perspective on the opportunity from federal, state and industry organizations. Workshop participants met in breakout sessions to consider the potential to leverage early hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure requirements by co-producing hydrogen in stationary fuel cell CHP applications at select facilities (e.g., military bases, postal facilities, airports, hospitals, etc.). The efficiency, reliability, and emissions benefits of these CHP systems have the potential to offset the up-front capital costs and financial risks associated with producing hydrogen for early vehicle markets.

Feedback from participants will be used to improve a DOE analysis of this integration strategy, which is being jointly conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and others.

The following workshop documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

Agenda and Attendees

Workshop Proceedings (PDF 526 KB)

Panel Session I: Project Overview and Federal Perspective

Moderator: Marc Melaina, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Transportation and Stationary Power Integration Analysis Scope and Approach (PDF 178 KB), Fred Joseck, U.S. Department of Energy

H2A Stationary Systems Model (PDF 532 KB), Darlene Steward, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Facility Locations and Hydrogen Storage/Delivery Logistics (PDF 711 KB), Nicholas Josefik, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army

Potential USPS Involvement (PDF 924 KB), Ray Levinson, U.S. Postal Service

California National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel Goals (PDF 501 KB), LtCol Reuben Sendejas, California National Guard

Panel Session II: State and Industry Perspectives

Moderator: Pete Devlin, Department of Energy (PDF 131 KB)

State Perspective: Connecticut (PDF 2.3 MB), Joel Rinebold, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

State Perspective: California (PDF 399 KB), Mike Tollstrup, California Air Resources Board

Fuel Cell Vehicle OEM Perspective (PDF 2.8 MB), Britta Gross, General Motors

Fuel Cell Company Perspective (PDF 3.4 MB), Pinakin Patel, FuelCell Energy