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29 - 31 January, 2018
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

Focus Day

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's Remarks

9:15 am - 10:45 am EMERGING BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING OPERATIONAL ENERGY

Matt Hutchens - Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency
• Bipolar lead acid batteries
• Solid state electrolyte batteries
• Advanced production methods for enhancing battery performance
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Matt Hutchens

Program Manager
Defense Logistics Agency

10:45 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am Nano-structured Aluminum Alloys for Hydrogen Generation for On Demand Power

Dr. Anit Giri - Materials Engineer, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
- ARL has recently discovered a novel aluminum based nanostructured powder that reacts with any liquid that contains water to produce hydrogen gas instantly
- The hydrogen gas could be utilized to generate power on demand for Army and Civilians

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Dr. Anit Giri

Materials Engineer
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and its Military Applications

Kevin Centeck - Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead, Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC
- Discussion of accomplishments involving a commercially based fuel cell electric vehicle evaluation
- Discussion of benefits of hydrogen fuel cells offer and the challenges that need to be overcome
- Broad applications of fuel cell technology in the military


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Kevin Centeck

Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead
Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm End of Focus Day