New Technologies & Demonstrations
The Army is committed to deploying new cost-effective and highly efficient technologies at installations. Proven energy-, water-, and cost-saving generation and end-use technologies - that have been demonstrated and independently evaluated under programs such as the DOE/FEMP New Technology Introduction program or the ERDC/CERL microturbine and fuel cell programs - will be identified and promoted for new and retrofit applications. For some technologies, the Army will partner with the private sector and other agencies to undertake demonstrations, evaluations, and promotion of the use of the technologies. Many of these technologies are/will be available from GSA/DLA and will be incorporated into new building and facility designs.
DOD Fuel Cell Demo Program - This web site summarizes the activities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Fuel Cell Demonstration Program. Fuel cells are becoming a viable electric generation source that is energy efficient and environmentally benign. Using fuel and air, fuel cells generate electricity through an electrochemical process rather than typical combustion technology. The purposes of this demonstration program are to stimulate growth and economies of scale in the fuel cell industry and to determine the role of fuel cells in the DOD's long term energy strategy.
U.S. Army TACOM National Automotive Center (NAC) - The National Automotive Center (NAC), founded in 1992, is the DOD/Army focal point for collaborative ground vehicle research and development (R&D). The NAC leverages government, commercial industry and academia investment in advanced automotive technology R&D, and initiates shared automotive technology programs. Its primary focus is to benefit current and future military ground vehicle systems through: performance improvements, service life extensions, and reduction in ground vehicle design, manufacturing, production and operating and support costs.