- Distributed power generation - as in for base load power, as well as heating and cooling needs, can be provided by fuel cell systems. This gets you energy efficiency gains and reduced: operating costs, building energy intensity, and emissions
- Backup power - here the benefits are improved reliability, lower maintenance, longer life, lighter weight, and lower emissions
- Unmanned vehicles - aerial and otherwise. Improved capabilities like extended range, reduced maintenance, and more are are possible
It's not DOD's mission to develop or incubate new technologies. Far from it. But arguably, by showing how young technologies can solve its specialized problems, it paves the way for broader applications, within and external to the military.
Click HERE to read the LMI report: Beyond Demonstration: The Role of Fuel Cells in DoD's Energy Strategy. Andy Bochman