Technical Exchange Center

Expanding Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing

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CCAT has been awarded a contract to develop a regional Technical Exchange Center in Partnership with the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of California at Irvine, and the United States Department of Energy. The regional Technical Exchange Center will facilitate the development and expansion of the domestic supply chain of components and systems necessary for the manufacturing and scale-up of hydrogen and fuel cell systems in the United States.

Who is eligible?

All individuals, companies, organizations, and other stakeholders are eligible to participate in the Technical Exchange Center program.

What does it cost?

There is no charge for the program; however, special events may require a registration fee.

What does it offer?

  • Identification of market participants and supply chain companies for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.
  • Development of strategic alliances to increase market opportunities for supply chain companies.
  • Coordination of market participants to consider appropriate strategies to reduce component costs and increase reliability of system components.
  • Supply chain mapping to enhance supplier / buyer interactions.
  • Development of a national online “searchable database” that can be accessed and updated by project participants to facilitate buyer/supplier interactions.

Is there anything else I should know?

Hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain companies are encouraged to coordinate with CCAT to identify new suppliers, explore opportunities to use advanced manufacturing processes and equipment, and potentially standardize key components to reduce costs and increase reliability.

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To learn more, contact Paul Aresta at paresta@ccat.us | 860.291.8832