The National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) was dedicated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission with the goal to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced fuel cell technology and systems.
Notable NFCRC projects include the tri-generation of bio-hydrogen, the hybridization of fuel cells with gas turbines, and the deployment of hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The NFCRC is located on campus at the University of California, Irvine. Please visit our website at www.nfcrc.uci.edu
Founded in June 2001, the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative (CaSFCC) is a public-private partnership working to advance the deployment of stationary fuel cells for distributed generation and other applications throughout the state of California. It is co-chaired by Mary D. Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Professor Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) at the University of California, Irvine. The Collaborative is administered by the California Air Resources Board. For more information, please visit casfcc.org.
This short course is presented by The Fuel Cell Technology Institute (FCTI), the educational outreach program of the National Fuel Cell Research Center. The workshop will address the basics of fuel cell technology, the spectrum of fuel cell types, stationary and mobile fuel cell markets, and the role of fuel cell technology in complementing and managing a high-penetration of intermittent renewable wind and solar power into the grid.