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New Research Collaboration To Advance Megawatt-Scale Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

By District Energy posted 08-30-2022 10:17




The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will soon have a new research capability to demonstrate large-scale power production using hydrogen fuel cells in an integrated energy system.

NREL is collaborating with Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) through a cooperative research and development agreement to build, install, and evaluate a 1-megawatt (MW) proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power generation system at NREL’s Flatirons Campus.

This three-year, $6.5 million project is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and supports DOE’s H2@Scale vision for clean hydrogen use across multiple applications and economic sectors.

“We will study the scaling of PEM fuel cell systems for stationary power generation to understand what the performance, durability, and system integration challenges are,” said Daniel Leighton, an NREL research engineer and principal investigator on the project. “This fuel cell generator system also creates a new megawatt-scale fuel cell research capability at NREL.”

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