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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.
- 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
- PEM Stack Manufacturing: Industry Status, Duarte Sousa, Ballard Power Systems
Technical Session IIA: High Temperature Cells/Stack
- Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Manufacturing Overview, Mark Richards, Versa Power Systems
Technical Session III: Small Fuel Cell Systems with Hydrogen Storage
- Small Fuel Cell Systems with Hydrogen Storage, Ned Stetson, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office
- Hydrogen Storage Technologies: Long-Term Commercialization Approach with First Products First, Glenn Rambach, Trulite
Technical Session IB: PEM/Electrolyzer BOP/System
- Electrolyzer Manufacturing Progress and Challenges, John Torrance, Proton Onsite
- Low Temperature Fuel Cell and Electrolyser Balance-of-Plant Manufacturing Needs, David Frank, Hydrogenics
Technical Session IIB: High Temperature BOP/System
- High Temperature BOP and Fuel Processing, Tony Litka, Acumentrics
Technical Session IV: Production and Delivery
- Composite Tube Trailer Design/Manufacturing Needs, Norman Newhouse, Lincoln Composites, Inc.