Fuel Cell Technology Status Analysis Project: Partnership Opportunities (Fact Sheet)

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


This fact sheet describes National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Fuel Cell Technology Status Analysis Project. NREL is seeking fuel cell industry partners from the United States and abroad to participate in an objective and credible analysis of commercially available fuel cell products to benchmark the current state of the technology and support industry growth. Participating fuel celldevelopers share price information about their fuel cell products and/or raw fuel cell test data related to operations, maintenance, and safety with NREL via the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC). The limited-access, off-network NFCTEC houses the data and analysis tools to protect proprietary information. NREL shares individualized data analysis results as detailed dataproducts (DDPs) with the partners who supplied the data. Aggregated results are published as composite data products (CDPs), which show the technology status without identifying individual companies. The CDPs are a primary benchmarking tool for the U.S. Department of Energy and other stakeholders interested in tracking the status of fuel cell technologies. They highlight durability advancements,identify areas for continued development, and help set realistic price expectations at small-volume production.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5600-58500


  • composite data products
  • DDPS
  • DDPS
  • detailed data products
  • durability
  • fuel cells
  • fuel cells
  • fuel cells
  • hydrogen and fuel cell technology validation
  • National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center
  • NREL
  • technology status analysis
  • voltage degradation


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