> National Fuel Cell Research Center, Irvine CA

Company Type: Developer, Research/Demonstration, Testing
Description: The National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), located at the University of California, Irvine, one of the nation’s top-ranked public universities, was established in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission. The NFCRC facilitates and accelerates the development and deployment of fuel cell technology and fuel cell systems, hydrogen refueling, and energy storage; promotes strategic alliances to address market challenges associated with the installation and integration of fuel cell systems and the emerging hydrogen economy; and provides education and resources to the fuel cell and hydrogen communities

Products: Electrolyzer, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane, Vehicles
Other Product: Testing and analysis tools
Compatible with: Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell, Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Will Decker
Manager, Program Development and External Relations

National Fuel Cell Research Center
Irvine, CA 92697-3550
United States
949-824-1999 x 11130

In Business Since: 1998
# of US Employees: 51-100
The NFCRC’s significant research, development, and deployment accomplishments include:
• Development of the STREET infrastructure planning tool adopted by California for siting the initial 68 hydrogen fueling stations within the state.
• Proof-of-concept demonstration of the world’s first hybrid fuel cell/gas turbine system.
• Development and deployment of the first Tri-Generation energy station producing electricity, hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles, and high quality heat from a fuel cell powered by sanitation-waste biogas.
• Development and deployment into scheduled service, the first fuel cell electric bus on a University of California campus.
• Development and demonstration of direct generation fuel cell powered data server racks.
• Configuration analysis and dynamic simulation and control capabilities for hybrid fuel cell/gas turbine long-haul powered locomotives.
• The first U.S. research and development project to create and evaluate a carbon- free hydrogen based “Power to Gas” energy storage technology.

Last updated: October 11, 2021