GM and U.S. Army expand fuel-cell collaboration

  • 01-Oct-2013 03:56 EDT
Image: GM-Fuel-Cell-Testing-001.jpg

U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center engineer Thiago Olson integrates a fuel cell onto a robot at TARDEC’s Fuel Cell Research Laboratory in its recently opened Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory building in Warren, MI.

Expanding on a demonstration project in Hawaii, General Motors Co. and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) will again collaborate on fuel-cell technology under a new cooperative research and development agreement. The new collaboration will focus on the testing of new hydrogen fuel-cell materials and designs to evaluate their performance and durability before assembling them into full-scale fuel-cell propulsion systems. Currently, TARDEC is evaluating GM fuel-cell vehicles in a Hawaii comprehensive demonstration; the technology has possible military applications ranging from ground vehicles to mobile generators. TARDEC opened a new Fuel Cell Research Laboratory in its recently opened Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory building in Warren, MI. The state-of-the-art facility enables TARDEC to test and integrate the fuel cell systems it has been developing for military applications for more than a decade. The fuel-cell lab is located about 20 mi (32 km) from a new fuel-cell development lab that GM is building in Pontiac, MI. Physical materials and data will be shared between the facilities. Most of GM's fuel-cell work will take place there. In July, GM and Honda announced a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop a next-generation fuel-cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame. According to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM ranked No. 1 in total fuel-cell patents filed between 2002 and 2012.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

dSPACE has launched a new, compact control system development platform for laboratory use, MicroLabBox, that offers high computing power and comprehensive functionalities.
Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
Keysight Technologies has enhanced its B1505A power-device analyzer/curve tracer, allowing it to characterize all key parameters of on-wafer and packaged devices for semiconductor development.
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education
Training / Education