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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.

Workshop Agenda