U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop August 11–12, 2011, in Washington, DC, following the ASME 2011 Energy Sustainability and Fuel Cell Conference.
The goal of the workshop was to bring together key industry, university, and government representatives to discuss the critical issues facing all aspects of manufacturing of hydrogen and fuel cell products, including hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, and fuel cell components and systems. During the workshop, attendees discussed the current status, barriers, and R&D needs of manufacturing processes for hydrogen and fuel cell systems. The workshop focused on key technical challenges to the manufacturing of hydrogen and fuel cell systems today and on identifying priorities for research and development of the manufacturing processes needed to make hydrogen and fuel cells cost-competitive with incumbent technologies.
2011 NREL/DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop Report
- Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Overview, Sunita Satyapal, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Manufacturing Sub-Program, Nancy Garland, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office, Leo Christodoulou, DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (Formerly Industrial Technologies Program)
- Automation Status, Garry Sperrick, PMD Automation
- Manufacturing Fuel Cell Manhattan Project, John Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Manufacturing Barriers to High Temperature PEM Commercialization, Emory DeCastro, BASF Fuel Cell, Inc.
- High Temperature Fuel Cell (Phosphoric Acid) Manufacturing R&D, Sridhar Kanuri, UTC Power
- High Pressure Hydrogen Tank Manufacturing, Mark Leavitt, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
Technical Session IA: PEM Cells/Stack
Technical Session IIA: High Temperature Cells/Stack
Technical Session III: Small Fuel Cell Systems with Hydrogen Storage
Technical Session IB: PEM/Electrolyzer BOP/System
Technical Session IIB: High Temperature BOP/System
Technical Session IV: Production and Delivery