Accession Number : ADA442553


Title :   DOD Residential Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Demonstration Program. Volume 2. Summary of Fiscal Year 2001-2003 Projects


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : White, Melissa K ; Lux, Scott M ; Knight, James L ; Binder, Michael J ; Holcomb, Franklin H ; Josefik, Nicolas M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a442553.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : In Fiscal Year 2001 (FY01), Congress funded the Department of Defense (DoD) residential PEM Demonstration Project to demonstrate domestically-produced, residential Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells at DoD Facilities. The objectives were to: assess PEM fuel cells' role in supporting sustainability at military installations; increase efficiency in installation, operation, and maintenance of fuel cell sites; evaluate their potential in DoD training, readiness, and sustainability missions; provide a military base market for this technology; and evaluate and give feedback to promote commercialization and market growth, operational product testing and validation, grid interconnection standards, and system operation in diverse environmental conditions. This project developed and advertised a Broad Agency Announcement each fiscal year, outlining core requirements for proposals. Sixty one preproposals were received and evaluated. In FY01, six contracts were awarded (22 fuel cells at 10 military installations). In FY02, five contracts were awarded (17 fuel cells at 15 military and DOD installations). In FY03, seven contracts were awarded (30 fuel cells at 20 military and DOD installations). Awardees were required to report detailed operational performance of each of their fuel cell system installations. This report discusses FY02 and FY03 Residential PEM Demonstrations, and revisits FY01 Projects.


Descriptors :   *DEMONSTRATIONS , *THERMAL STABILITY , *FUEL CELLS , TEST AND EVALUATION , FUEL SYSTEMS , MILITARY FACILITIES , ENERGY , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , HYBRID SYSTEMS , HEAT EXCHANGERS , EFFICIENCY , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , VALIDATION , MONITORING


Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Thermodynamics


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