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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop August 11โ€“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.


Workshop Agenda


2011 NREL/DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop Report


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