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August 25th, 2008

Missouri S&T working on bringing hydrogen to market

Published on August 25th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A group of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have received funding from the DOE to develop a real-world overview of the possible uses for hydrogen in the relatively near future.

“We need to be realistic about what we can and can’t do with hydrogen right now,” says Dr. Scott Grasman,

Scott Grasman      Photo: MS&T

Scott Grasman

associate professor of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology. “In addition to some of the more Buck Rogers things that might happen in the future, we need to study some of the things we can do in the short term.” The Missouri S&T study is tentatively called “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Analysis: Lessons Learned from Stationary Power Generation.” Grasman says his group is looking at ways to use hydrogen to energize back-up power generators, forklifts, various types of military equipment and consumer electronic items, including cell phones. Grasman and his team are scheduled to present their findings at the National Hydrogen Association Conference in early 2009. Other Missouri S&T researchers working on the DOE project include: Dr. Fathi Dogan, professor of materials science and engineering; Dr. Umit Koylu, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Dr. K.B. Lee, professor of chemical engineering; and Dr. John Sheffield, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.


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