Log Number: 4.5.1
Discussion Topic Posted for the NT-99-Logo NANOTUBE-99 Workshop:

2nd Workshop on the Application Potential of Low-Temperature Fuel Cells

Leo Dubal

Contact e-mail: leo.dubal@bfe.admin.ch

College of Engineering of Central Switzerland, Horw-Lucerne, Switzerland,

Monday June 21st, 1999, 9:00 - 17:30 h

Organisation : Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Berne

Attendance: limited (50 )

Fees: none.

Travel & Accommodation responsibility of the participants*)

*) The Workshop is synchronised with the International Conference "Portable Fuel Cells" in Lucerne.

Please use the Hotel Registration Form of the Conference

http://www.efcf.com/html/forms/hotel_reg.htm

The Workshop will be focussed on the "Technical Obstacles to Market Entry". It will address the problem of Fuelling Portable Fuel Cells and of the appropriate research strategies concerning: Hydrogen storage in carbon nanostructures, Fuel storage in cartridge (disposable vs. reusable), Safety aspect related to fuel (open air vs. in-door), Fuel quality (reducing CO-content), Air blowing, etc.

One novel application will be highlighted at the workshop, i.e. Portable Fuel Cell of 100W & 300 W to propel light electrical pleasure boats. A demonstration will take place on the Lake of Lucerne.

Very Provisional Programme: (10=92to15=92 presentation & 15=92discussion)

9:00-12:00 Technical details or major issues: L.Dubal/OFEN-Berne

Experience & Activities in H2 storage: A. Züttel, L. Schlapbach & co-workers/Fribourg University

Evaluation of Nanostructure H2-Storage Capability: R. Nesper /ETH-Zürich

H2-storage in nanofibers: N. Rodriguez /NorthEastern University

Coffee Break

Fuelling Mobile Fuel Cells activities: E.Newson /PSI-Villigen

Experience in H2 storage and conditioning: S. Roth/ MPI-Stuttgart

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:30 Ergonomic Powerpack

Silencing Air blowers:

"Greener" Membranes:

The 12 Volts threshhold:

Powering light boats: F. Affolter/EINEV-Yverdon

16:30 Departure for the Lakeshore

Apéro

17:00-17:30 Demonstration of Hydroxy100/300

and boatshuttle back to Lucerne

 

SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE OF ENERGY

Head, Fuel Cells & Rechargeable Batteries R&D

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