Award given for fuel cell integration

March 15, 2011 at 8:54 AM

OAKLAND, N.J., March 15 (UPI) -- Dewey Electronics of New Jersey has received a $1.1 million subcontract to integrate a fuel cell power system for U.S. ground combat vehicles.

The three-year award to integrate a JP-8 fueled, fuel cell based 10-kilowatt auxiliary power unit was given by Altex Technologies Corp., which earlier received a prime contract from the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

In addition to Dewey, Altex's project team includes SerEnergy, which has headquarters in Denmark, and Pennsylvania State University.

Under the award, Dewey will design, develop and package the control system electronics, the power electronics and will integrate the SerEnergy fuel cell technology with Altex Technologies' JP-8/diesel fuel reformer technology into the APU by September 2013, followed by ground combat vehicle integration and testing under the contract options.

"This is an exciting project where we continue to leverage our experience with highly reliable, rugged, power management and generation systems, military grade electronics controls, and advanced alternative energy technologies," said John Dewey, Dewey Electronics president and chief executive officer.

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