BACKGROUND: The Fuel Cell Technology Institute is a two-day
short course (June 24-25) that addresses the basics of fuel cell
technology, the spectrum of fuel cell types, practical fuel cell
systems and the challenges and opportunities associated with the
fuel cell market. Day one will cover the fundamentals of fuel cell
technology; day two will look at the use of fuel cells in portable
electronics, automobiles, homes and office buildings. Workshops
addressing distributed generation and hydrogen fuel will be held
on June 23 and 26.
Speakers include representatives from: Air Products & Chemicals,
CTG Energetics, FuelCell Energy, Plug Power, SiemensWestinghouse,
Toyota, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy and
the National Fuel Cell Research Center.
The event is hosted by the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC),
the nation's first university-based organization created to advance
fuel cell technologies. The NFCRC is housed in The Henry Samueli
School of Engineering at UC Irvine, recognized internationally for
its research on advanced energy systems, gas turbine combustion
and greenhouse gasses.