Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

STATCOM; Ultracapacitors


"In its review of the Department of Energy's Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) plan for hydrogen, the National Academies recommended a study of lessons learned from technologies developed for stationary fuel cell power systems. Thus, the motivation for this thesis is to study and identify the lessons learned and best practices from prior stationary fuel cell power programs. To understand how to prepare for this technology, this study conducted a thorough investigation of past stationary alternative power projects to assess the opportunities for future stationary power efforts, and how this information can be used to meet objectives for future fuel cell programs. Fuel cell markets and applications are studied to analyze the current advantages/disadvantages of each fuel cell type versus their coinciding applications. These advantages and disadvantages can be used by potential fuel cell end-users to aid in deciding if a fuel cell would be feasible for the intended application. Other results include conclusions drawn from a stationary fuel cell survey, which was distributed through the National Fuel Cell Council and to the attendees of the 2008 Fuel Cell Seminar. The survey results include a synopsis/critical analysis of lessons learned from previous stationary power programs, which has been taken into consideration in order to make recommendations related to RD&D strategies that incorporate lessons learned and best practices from relevant hydrogen fuel cell stationary power efforts"--Abstract, page iii.


Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)

Committee Member(s)

Long, Suzanna, 1961-
Grantham Lough, Katie, 1979-


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


United States. Department of Energy


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date



viii, 75 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2009 Clinton Alex Cottrell, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Fuel cells -- Evaluation
Hydrogen as fuel -- Forecasting

Thesis Number

T 10244

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