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MSRI Selected for Funding to Develop Fuel Cell Technology

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September 2, 2014

Salt Lake City – Materials & Systems Research, Inc. (MSRI) has been selected for $2.8 million in funding by Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) through the Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program. 

The REBELS program has $33 million in funding for 13 projects, which is tasked with developing cost-effective intermediate-temperature fuel cell technologies to improve grid stability and enable integration of renewable energy into the system. ARPA-E invests in disruptive ideas to create America’s future energy technologies to enhance U.S. economic and energy security and ensure U.S. leadership in advancing energy technologies internationally. 

“The projects funded through the REBELS program are an excellent example of how ARPA-E is developing innovative technology options to transform and modernize America’s evolving electric grid,” said ARPA-E acting director Cheryl Martin. “Distributed generation (DG) technologies like these could fundamentally change the way America generates and stores energy.”

Fuel cell technologies, which convert a fuel into electricity with high efficiency and in a clean way, have not been widely adopted by markets mainly due to high capital cost and low reliability. “American fuel cell companies are trying to lower the cost of fuel cell systems, but it’s been a big challenge,” said the ARPA-E REBELS program director John Lemmon. “The technologies coming out of the REBELS program will help these companies lower the cost even faster and increase the number of DG units both here and around the world.”  

MSRI’s technology targets both the distributed power generation and liquid fuel production directly from natural gas.


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