The US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy, has supported and managed a fuel cell research and development (R & D) program since 1976. Responsibility for implementing DOE's fuel cell program, which includes activities related to both fuel cells and fuel cell systems, has been assigned to the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) in Morgantown, West Virginia. The total United States effort of the private and public sectors in developing fuel cell technology is referred to as the National Fuel Cell Program (NFCP). The goal of the NFCP is to develop fuel cell power plants for base-load and dispersed electric utility systems, industrial cogeneration, and on-site applications. To achieve this goal, the fuel cell developers, electirc and gas utilities, research institutes, and Government agencies are working together. Four organized groups are coordinating the diversified activities of the NFCP. The status of the overall program is reviewed in detail.

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    Department of Energy

    Morgantown Energy Technology Center
    Morgantown, West VA,   United States  8412
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

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  • Pagination: 55 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00453540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM