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Fuel Cell and Heat Engine Hybrid CHP Systems

Fuel Cell and Heat Engine Hybrid CHP Systems 
January 26-27, 2017
Washington, D.C. 

ARPA-E held a workshop on “Fuel Cell and Heat Engine Hybrid CHP Systems” on January 26-27, 2017 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop convened leading experts in fuel cells, heat engines, materials and advanced manufacturing technologies to identify related technological solutions that would help to enable the introduction of highly efficient (>70%) yet cost-effective (<$1800/kWe installed) commercial-scale combined heat and power systems.  

ARPA-E is interested in hybrid fuel cell and heat engine hybrid systems that have the potential to reduce the primary fuel consumption associated with the generation of electric power and the satisfaction of concurrent thermal loads (e.g. space or water heating).  Areas of interest and targeted outcomes include:

Identification of synergistic integration approaches,

Identification of critical heat-engine-integratable fuel cell stack design requirements,

Identification of manufacturing approaches that have the potential to enable the fuel cell stacks to meet the cost target required for wide-spread commercial success,

Identification of manufacturing approaches that have the potential to enable the heat engines, particularly microturbines and stirling engines, to meet the cost target required for wide-spread commercial success,

Identification of the major technical risks to a successful commercial product, and

Identification of potential spin-off applications.

Workshop Day 1 

Time

Event

11:30AM–12:30 PM

Registration and Lunch

12:30-12:45 PM

Welcome and Introduction to ARPA-E
Eric Rohlfing, ARPA-E

12:45-1:20 PM

Hybrid System Value Proposition & Challenges, Workshop Goals
David Tew, ARPA-E

1:20–1:45 PM

Participant Introductions

1:45–2:15 PM

Hybrid System Thermodynamics
Rob Braun, Colorado School of Mines

2:15–2:35 PM

State of the Art: High Temperature (> 400 °C) Fuel Cells
Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, Fuel Cell Energy

2:35–2:55 PM

State of the Art: Microturbines
Tony Lorentz, Capstone Turbine

2:55–3:15 PM

State of the Art:  Integrated Systems
Andy Shapiro, GE Fuel Cells

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Break/Networking

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session 1: Opportunities, Challenges & Potential Solutions

5:30–7:00 PM

One-on-one meetings with Dr. David Tew, Program Director

7:00 PM

Informal Networking – Organize on Your Own


Workshop Day 2

Time

Event

8:00–9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00–9:20 AM

Day 1 Summary/Readout and Day 2 Objectives

9:20–10:00 AM

Prior Hybrid System Experience: Panel Discussion
Jim Kesseli, Brayton Energy; Shailesh Vora, DOE NETL; Jack Brouwer, UC Irvine; Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, Fuel Cell Energy

10:00–10:20 AM

Research and Development of Hybrid (Electricity and Heat) System Utilizing SOFC in Japan
Akira YABE, NEDO Technology Strategy Center

10:20–10:30 AM

Break/Networking

10:30–12:00 PM

Breakout Session 2: Hybrid System Potential Program Scope

12:00–1:00 PM

Lunch

12:30-–2:30 PM

One-on-one meetings with Dr. David Tew, Program Director