http://www.bwxt.com/Products/ssfc.html 'Ship Service Fuel Cell Power Plant BWXT has teamed with Ballard, the world's leader in PEM fuel cells, and MTI, a leader in logistic fuel processing, to develop and demonstrate a 500-kW SSFC power plant...'
Any news on this one? In any way the page is updated and contains now the DCX fc program. Klaus
"MTI will develop and demonstrate a naval distillate fuel reformer and will perform hardware demonstrations. The reformer is critical to successful integration of fuel cells into the Navy without changing the fuel-supply infrastructure.
MTI has been developing hydrocarbon reforming technology to efficiently process military logistic fuels for use with fuel cells. MTI is nearing completion of a project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project to develop a fuel-cell power system operating on liquid logistic fuel for U.S. Army mobile applications."
Could this be the logistic fuel they're referring to?
Shure? The article you posted is from may 2000. The link I posted is up to date including the DCX Bus and passenger car program. The website was updated april, 23rd, 2002. I'm following this thing since 3 years now. Before that date DCX was not inside.... So - the question is: 'IS' or 'WAS' ahead... ciao Klaus
Excellent post. IMHO, BLDP's future may really be with applications like this, rather than automotives, because higher cost per kilowatt can be tolerated, the infrastructure for handling complex technology exists, and the Navy really does care about fuel efficiency because they have to carry their fuel with them.