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Title: Texas LPG fuel cell development and demonstration project

Abstract

The State Energy Conservation Office has executed its first Fuel Cell Project which was awarded under a Department of Energy competitive grant process. The Texas LPG Fuel Processor Development and Fuel Cell Demonstration Program is a broad-based public/private partnership led by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Partners include the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division (AFRED) of the Railroad Commission of Texas; Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY, UOP/HyRadix, Des Plaines, IL; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX; the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The team proposes to mount a development and demonstration program to field-test and evaluate markets for HyRadix's LPG fuel processor system integrated into Plug Power's residential-scale GenSys(TM) 5C (5 kW) PEM fuel cell system in a variety of building types and conditions of service. The program's primary goal is to develop, test, and install a prototype propane-fueled residential fuel cell power system supplied by Plug Power and HyRadix in Texas. The propane industry is currently funding development of an optimized propane fuel processor by project partner UOP/HyRadix through its national checkoff program, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). Following integration and independent verification of performancemore » by Southwest Research Institute, Plug Power and HyRadix will produce a production-ready prototype unit for use in a field demonstration. The demonstration unit produced during this task will be delivered and installed at the Texas Department of Transportation's TransGuide headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Simultaneously, the team will undertake a market study aimed at identifying and quantifying early-entry customers, technical and regulatory requirements, and other challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in planning commercialization of the units. For further information please contact Mary-Jo Rowan at maryjo.rowan@cpa.state.tx.us« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas State Energy Conservation Office, Austin, TX (United States). Railroad Commission of Texas (United States); Southwest Research Lab. (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Org.:
HyRadix, Inc., Des Plaines, IL (United States); Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY (United States); Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States); Good Company Associates, Austin, TX (United States; Railroad Commission of Texas (United States); Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (United States); Texas Department of Transportation (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
878165
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/12018
CM308
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-02GO12018
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: MAILED VIA UPS JUNE 6, 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TEXAS LPG FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

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None, None. Texas LPG fuel cell development and demonstration project. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/878165.
None, None. Texas LPG fuel cell development and demonstration project. United States. doi:10.2172/878165.
None, None. Mon . "Texas LPG fuel cell development and demonstration project". United States. doi:10.2172/878165. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/878165.
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title = {Texas LPG fuel cell development and demonstration project},
author = {None, None},
abstractNote = {The State Energy Conservation Office has executed its first Fuel Cell Project which was awarded under a Department of Energy competitive grant process. The Texas LPG Fuel Processor Development and Fuel Cell Demonstration Program is a broad-based public/private partnership led by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Partners include the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division (AFRED) of the Railroad Commission of Texas; Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY, UOP/HyRadix, Des Plaines, IL; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX; the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The team proposes to mount a development and demonstration program to field-test and evaluate markets for HyRadix's LPG fuel processor system integrated into Plug Power's residential-scale GenSys(TM) 5C (5 kW) PEM fuel cell system in a variety of building types and conditions of service. The program's primary goal is to develop, test, and install a prototype propane-fueled residential fuel cell power system supplied by Plug Power and HyRadix in Texas. The propane industry is currently funding development of an optimized propane fuel processor by project partner UOP/HyRadix through its national checkoff program, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). Following integration and independent verification of performance by Southwest Research Institute, Plug Power and HyRadix will produce a production-ready prototype unit for use in a field demonstration. The demonstration unit produced during this task will be delivered and installed at the Texas Department of Transportation's TransGuide headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Simultaneously, the team will undertake a market study aimed at identifying and quantifying early-entry customers, technical and regulatory requirements, and other challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in planning commercialization of the units. For further information please contact Mary-Jo Rowan at maryjo.rowan@cpa.state.tx.us},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Mon Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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