Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Nukes out of a job?

Not likely, but this could be a step in that direction :)

UTC Power, a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX - News) company, today announced that its UTC Fuel Cells unit will design and develop a 300 kW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power module for the Spanish shipbuilder NAVANTIA, S.A. for use in the Spanish Navy's S-80 submarine.

Not likely that this will do the nukes in, but it shows promise.

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Crossposted to The Sub Report Editor's Blog and The Online Magazine Formerly Known As Rob's Blog.

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At 4:15 PM, Blogger trr said...

The press release is a little short on details, as would be expected.
I wonder how heavy one of the 300kW modules weighs and how much space it takes. It would take over 250 of them to match the power output of the S5W or S3G plant, for example. And rejecting the heat from 250 300kW fuel cell modules inside a submarine is no simple engineering problem, ISTM.


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