for Hydrogen Production
Energy Technologies, Inc. (ETI), an Ohio based business, has become an industry leader in power conditioning, distribution and generation products for the defense, industrial and telecommunication industries. As part of their ongoing relationship with the defense community, ETI has been asked by the Mobile Electric Power (MEP) commands within the US Army (headquartered at Ft. Belvoir) and the US Marine Corp (headquartered at Quantico) to look at implementing Renewable Energy such as Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC) technology into their existing mobile microgrid offering.
ETI evaluated the state of the market for fuel cells and determined that utilizing alkaline fuel cell technology would provide unique performance and mobility advantages in a mobile microgrid over other conventional technologies. This review also identified the issue of the fuel cells needing a hydrogen source and the lack of existing hydrogen infrastructures. The provisioning of hydrogen was identified and documented which has lead to the development of ETI's tactical, renewable, bioreformation system (HFRS). This hybrid approach is currently being tested in a program identified as Ex-FOB (Experimental Forward Operating Base).