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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office participated in a Shipboard Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) Office of Naval Research (ONR) on March 29 in Arlington, Virginia. Workshop objectives were to update the Navy, Military Sea Lift, and Maritime communities on the technical status of fuel cell development applicable to shipboard fuel cells, identify key opportunities for power generation systems, and prioritize associated system characteristics needed for transition. The workshop included an open discussion about user needs, limitations of existing design, and prioritization of next steps. Speakers included Precision Combustion Inc., UTC Power, FuelCell Energy, DOE, DOD, and ONR.
- Overview, Sunita Satyapal, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- Fuel Cell 101, Don Hoffman, ONR
- Fuel Cell Commercial Outlook, Pete Devlin, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- Research Development and Acquisition Community Efforts to Achieve the Navy's Energy Goals, Enabling Energy Security, Dr. John V. Amy, Jr., ONR
- Advanced Fuel Reformer Development: Putting the 'Fuel' in Fuel Cells, Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion Inc.
- Fuel Cell Development Status, Michael Short, UTC Power
- Fuel Cell Power Plant Experience Naval Applications, Frank Wolak, FuelCell Energy
- Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Power System Development at PNNL, Larry Chick, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- PEMFC R&D at the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- System Design: Lessons Learned, Generic Concepts, Characteristics & Impacts, Don Hoffman, ONR