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Snackable Science: NRL Hydrogen Technology Supporting Marine Corps
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Dec. 5, 2023 | 2:29
Did you know that hydrogen may be the next major fuel source for our warfighters?

Researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are collaborating with other DOD agencies to make that a reality. Rick Stroman leads a team at NRL that developed a new hydrogen fuel cell that is being used to power the Stalker UAS.

"Hydrogen crosses across all fields and all agencies, said Ben Gould, Department of Energy, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Officer. So it's going to be very important for the Department of Energy, the Navy and DoD to all work together. This is an all hands on deck kind of problem. No one department can do it by itself. So it's really important for us to have events like this where we can coordinate and like share lessons learned and talk."

The demonstration was a success. Rick Stroman, head of NRL’s Alternative Energy Section, and his team see a bright future ahead for hydrogen fuel.

"We are providing technology that meets the needs of the Marine Corps and the Department of Defense, said Stroman. We are also pushing the envelope in developing technologies that have real environmental benefits. From a personal perspective, I think national defense and reducing our environmental footprint are both very important to me."

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