Accession Number : ADA558471
Title : Report of the DOD-DOE Workshop on Converting Waste to Energy Using Fuel Cells
Descriptive Note : Workshop rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Report Date : Oct 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : This report documents the results of a workshop held on January 13, 2011 and organized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on waste-to-energy using fuel cells in support of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into on July 22, 2010. The purpose of this MOU, entered into by the DOD and the DOE, is to coordinate efforts to enhance national energy security and demonstrate federal government leadership in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. A key focus area of the MOU is DOD-DOE collaboration on a broad range of innovative, technology-driven solutions to reduce petroleum use, among other objectives. One of the solutions being explored under the MOU is the use of hydrogen and fuel cell applications to curb the use of logistics fuel across several DOD agencies. DOD and DOE have identified three key nearterm opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cell use: developing and installing fuel cells for auxiliary power in airport ground support equipment and on board military aircraft, leveraging waste as feedstock for fuel cell applications in fixed and deployed military operations, and developing and using fuel cells for auxiliary power on military ships and in ports and/or pier-side applications. As a large developer and end user of technology, DOD will aim to speed the movement of innovative energy technologies and technical expertise from DOE s research laboratories to military end users, using military installations as test beds and early markets. This paper includes the results of the January 13, 2011, workshop which focused on the second of these three opportunities: utilizing biowaste as an energy feedstock and converting this feedstock into heat and/or power using fuel cells.
Descriptors : *ENERGY CONVERSION , *FUEL CELLS , BIOMASS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , HYDROGEN , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , MILITARY FACILITIES , ONIONS , RENEWABLE ENERGY , SOLID WASTES , WASTE GASES , WASTE RECYCLING , WORKSHOPS
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Electrochemical Energy Storage
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE