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Posted: February 6, 2008
U.S. Department of Energy to open 10th Small Fuel Cells Conference
(Nanowerk News) The Knowledge Foundation announced today that Dr. Terry Payne, Technology Development Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen, Fuel Cell & Infrastructure Technologies Program, will be the opening speaker at the 10th Small Fuel Cells conference to be held in Atlanta, GA from April 30 – May 2, 2008.
Citing the ready market for small fuel cells and their less stringent technical requirements, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has previously discussed how portable fuel cells offer the earliest market opportunities. In addition to being poised for takeoff, small fuel cells will also help catalyze other fuel cell markets by providing design innovations and manufacturing experience. This year, the DOE will provide an update on the status of PEM fuel cell development particularly for portable power, ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers, and the path being pursued.
Small Fuel Cells for Commercial & Military Applications is the primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable power devices and will feature a special pre-conference 1-Day Symposium on building synergy between fuel cells and lithium ion batteries. The list of confirmed speakers includes:
H. Scott Coombe, PhD, PE, U.S. Army
Philip Cox, PhD, PolyFuel Inc.
Aaron Crumm, PhD, Adaptive Materials Inc.
Dave Edlund, PhD, Protonex Technology Corporation
Allison M. Fisher, PhD, Motorola
Tom Fuller, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Shuji Goto, Sony Corporation
Christopher Hebling, PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
Erik Kjeang, PhD, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems
Michael Krausa, PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
Carl Kukkonen, PhD, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation
Hanwei Lei, PhD, Cabot Corporation
Arumugam Manthiram, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Jens Müller, PhD, SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Kirt A. Page, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Terry Payne, PhD, PE, U.S. Department of Energy
Hanna Rajantie, PhD, Johnson Matthey
Jennifer L.M. Rupp, PhD, ETH Zurich
Eric Simpkins, IdaTech, LLC
Inseob Song, PhD, Samsung SDI Co, Ltd.
Vesna Stanic, PhD, EnerFuel, Inc.
Detlef Stolten, Dr-Ing, Jülich Forschungszentrum
Björn Westerholm, myFC AB
Michael Zelinsky, Ovonic Hydrogen Systems LLC
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