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Fuel Cell Technology Status Analysis

 

Get Involved

Fuel cell developers interested in collaborating with NREL on fuel cell technology status analysis should send an email to NREL's Technology Validation Team at techval@nrel.gov.

NREL's analysis of fuel cell technology provides objective and credible information about new fuel cell technologies with a focus on performance, durability, and price.

As demand for fuel cells grows, U.S. manufacturers are developing these technologies for a variety of applications. NREL helps the development community understand the current status of fuel cell technologies, identify areas for improvement, and set realistic price expectations for small-volume production.

Participating fuel cell developers securely share pricing information about their fuel cell products and/or raw fuel cell test data—related to operations, maintenance, and safety—with NREL via the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC). NREL engineers perform uniform durability analyses on the detailed data and then report on their findings, providing proprietary data analysis results to individual developers and aggregated results to the public.

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Composite Data Products

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Publications

The following publications provide more information about NREL's fuel cell technology status analysis efforts.

Fuel Cell Technology Status: Degradation: 2017 Annual Merit Review, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Genevieve Saur, and Chris Ainscough, Presented at the 2017 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2017)

State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Voltage Durability Status: 2017 Composite Data Products, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Chris Ainscough, and Genevieve Saur (May 2017)

Fuel Cell Technology Status Analysis Project: Partnership Opportunities, NREL Fact Sheet (March 2017)

Fuel Cell Technology Status: Degradation: 2016 Annual Progress Report, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, and Genevieve Saur, Excerpt from the 2016 DOE Annual Progress Report (February 2017)

Fuel Cell Technology Status—Degradation: 2016 Annual Merit Review, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Genevieve Saur, and Chris Ainscough, Presented at the 2016 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2016)

Transportation Big Data: Unbiased Analysis and Tools to Inform Sustainable Transportation Decisions, NREL Fact Sheet (June 2016)

State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Voltage Durability Status: 2016 Composite Data Products, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Chris Ainscough, and Genevieve Saur (May 2016)

Fuel Cell Technology Status—Degradation: 2015 Annual Progress Report, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Chris Ainscough, and Genevieve Saur, Excerpt from the 2015 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2015)

Fuel Cell Technology Status—Degradation: 2015 Annual Merit Review, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Chris Ainscough, and Genevieve Saur, Presented at the 2015 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2015)

State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Voltage Durability Status: 2015 Composite Data Products, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Chris Ainscough, and Genevieve Saur (May 2015)

Fuel Cell Technology Status—Cost and Price Status: 2014 Annual Progress Report, Jennifer Kurtz and Huyen Dinh, Excerpt from the 2014 DOE Annual Progress Report (November 2014)

Fuel Cell Technology Status: Cost and Price Status: 2014 Annual Merit Review, Jennifer Kurtz and Huyen Dinh, Presented at the 2014 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2014)

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC), Jennifer Kurtz and Sam Sprik, Fuel Cell Technologies Office Webinar (March 2014)

Analysis of Laboratory Fuel Cell Technology Status—Voltage Degradation: 2013 Annual Progress Report, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Sam Sprik, Genevieve Saur, Chris Ainscough, and Mike Peters, Excerpt from the 2013 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2013)

Fuel Cell Technology Status—Voltage Degradation: 2013 Annual Merit Review, Jennifer Kurtz, Huyen Dinh, Sam Sprik, Genevieve Saur, Chris Ainscough, and Mike Peters, Presented at the 2013 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (May 2013)

State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Voltage Durability Status: Spring 2013 Composite Data Products, Jennifer Kurtz, Sam Sprik, Genevieve Saur, Michael Peters, Matthew Post, and Chris Ainscough (May 2013)

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, NREL Fact Sheet (August 2012)

State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Voltage Durability Status, 2012 Composite Data Products, Jennifer Kurtz, Sam Sprik, and Genevieve Saur (April 2012)

Contacts

If you are interested in working with NREL's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, please contact NREL's Technology Validation Team at techval@nrel.gov.

For more information about NREL's fuel cell technology status analysis, contact Jennifer Kurtz.