The Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development (DLA R&D) sponsored an assessment of how fuel cells can help meet DoD’s power needs in the near term, i.e., the next 5 years. The assessment, written by LMI, is intended to assist DoD in establishing priorities and taking actions that reflect the potential energy, environmental, and economic [...]
The final project pieces at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Ft. Lewis, WA are coming together, drawing closer to start-up of the base’s two-year hydrogen fuel cell demonstration. In the last couple weeks, project personnel have completed initial system verification which has included testing of the hydrogen fuel dispensing sites, forklifts and bus, and all [...]
This past weekend, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Ft. Lewis, Washington welcomed the anticipated arrival of a 35-foot hydrogen fuel cell bus. This zero-emission bus, which was developed by Proterra and the Center for Technology and the Environment (CTE), is part of DLA’s hydrogen fuel cell technology pilot at JBLM. Other hydrogen fuel cell projects there will include [...]
With the various fuel cell projects currently underway at DLA Distributions in Susquehanna, PA, Warner Robins, GA, San Joaquin, CA, and at Joint Base Lewis- McChord, the Defense Logistics Agency is making great strides in its Research and Development program.
Since February of 2009, DLA Distribution has been working to outfit 80 forklifts with hydrogen fuel [...]
A two-phase pilot at Warner Robins and Susquehanna is well underway to explore new methods for hydrogen storage. As part of phase I, three companies, CTE, ATK, and Lynntech were invited to submit design proposals for new extended range vehicles with solid hydrogen capabilities. Of the three designs, CTE and ATK’s models were selected for phase [...]
At DLA Distribution San Joaquin in Tracy, California, construction began in June of this year to not only outfit 20 new forklifts with hydrogen fuel cells, but to explore the production of hydrogen from solar energy. Technological advances have allowed scientists to successfully use the sun to electrolyze water molecules and reproduce recoverable hydrogen. DDJC [...]
Fuel Cell Project at the DLA Distribution Warehouse in Warner Robbins, GA is Second Completed Pilot Project
In February of this year, DDWG became the second completed fuel cell pilot project. Highlights of the project included installing gas reformers for onsite hydrogen production, outfitting 20 new forklifts with fuel cells, installing an outdoor storage and dispensing system, and installing mobile refuelers at five warehouse locations.
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