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  • Main Title Center for Fuel Cell Research and Applications development phase. Final report


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, TX (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1998-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The deployment and operation of clean power generation is becoming critical as the energy and transportation sectors seek ways to comply with clean air standards and the national deregulation of the utility industry. However, for strategic business decisions, considerable analysis is required over the next few years to evaluate the appropriate application and value added from this emerging technology. To this end the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is proposing a three-year industry-driven project that centers on the creation of ``The Center for Fuel Cell Research and Applications.`` A collaborative laboratory housed at and managed by HARC, the Center will enable a core group of six diverse participating companies--industry participants--to investigate the economic and operational feasibility of proton-exchange-membrane (PEM) fuel cells in a variety of applications (the core project). This document describes the unique benefits of a collaborative approach to PEM applied research, among them a shared laboratory concept leading to cost savings and shared risks as well as access to outstanding research talent and lab facilities. It also describes the benefits provided by implementing the project at HARC, with particular emphasis on HARC`s history of managing successful long-term research projects as well as its experience in dealing with industry consortia projects. The Center is also unique in that it will not duplicate the traditional university role of basic research or that of the fuel cell industry in developing commercial products. Instead, the Center will focus on applications, testing, and demonstration of fuel cell technology.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: [100] p.


  • STI Subject Categories: 30 Direct Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Research Programs
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • Keyword: Technology Utilization
  • Keyword: Commercialization
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning And Policy
  • Keyword: Feasibility Studies


  • Other Information: PBD: Dec 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE99002415
  • Report No.: DOE/GO/10361--T2
  • Grant Number: FC36-98GO10361
  • DOI: 10.2172/345034
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 345034
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682009


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE99002415