Platinum-Free Fuel Cells and Some Thoughts about the Industry (Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air USA 2012)

Dr Byron McCormick, Owner
Prepared Minds International
United Kingdom
 
Mar 28, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

  • Hydrogen and hydrogen storage will be key enablers to the implementation of widespread renewables on the grid
  • This combines with the 2015 initial launch of a significant number hydrogen fuel cell automobiles by multiple OEM's world wide to mark the real beginning for hydrogen and fuel cells
  • To introduce the revolutionary fuel cell technology of ACAL Energy, which utilizes a unique bio-mimicry-like chemistry which overcomes many fundamental limitations in both performance and durability of platinum catalysis based PEM fuel cell technology

Speaker Biography (Byron McCormick)

Dr McCormick has held several technical and business executive leadership positions of relevance to this conference. While at Los Alamos, Dr McCormick started the DoE's Fuel Cells for Transportation program in the late 1970's. This program chose, developed and funded research in PEM fuel cell technology for future
automotive applications. At GM, Dr McCormick formed and was Managing Director of Delco Propulsion Systems which developed and commercialized the integrated electric propulsion systems , subsystems, and componentry for GM's EV1 and S10 electric vehicles, as well as early hybrid vehicles and EV's from other OEM's. Componentry and subsystems included motors, controllers, power electronics, batteries, battery packs, as well as battery chargers. Later, Dr. McCormick formed and led GM's Global Alternative Propulsion Systems organization which was responsible for all aspects of GM's hydrogen and fuel cell development activities world wide. Prior to his retirement from GM in 2008, Dr McCormick transitioned these activities into the main operating divisions of the Corporation in preparation for the upcoming launch of GM hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Dr McCormick has most recently been a consultant for various governments and corporations globally on sustainable energy initiatives thru Prepared Minds International.

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Dr McCormick has most recently been a consultant for various governments and corporations globally on sustainable energy initiatives through Prepared Minds International.
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