Fuel Cells
Source: Sandia National Laboratories
Date: 7/1/95    Record No.: 10151
Contact: Gary Carlson, 505-844-8116

Fuel Cells
This is a small program, using most internal lab-directed funds, except for work for the DOE Office of Transportation Technology on advanced concepts. Goal is to develop partnerships with industry, and capitalize on Sandia's capabilities in batteries, catalysis, and especially manufacturability. Note need for better materials to get long-term performance. Sandia/Livermore is doing some work in PEM thin films, applying membrane-supported catalysis to enable on-board hydrogen production.

They see special opportunity to develop a small fuel cell (less than 1 KW) for remote applications, to compete with PV and batteries. One application could be gas pipeline condition monitoring.

Sandia has a broad capability to tailor properties of carbon foams, as applied to supercapacitors, advanced (Li) batteries, and fuel cells.