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SNAME Chesapeake Section Presents June's Technical Dinner Meeting

Tour of US Coast Guard Yard, followed by:

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION:  WHAT HAPPENED TO FUEL CELLS? (ON SHIPS)


ABSTRACT:

Fuel cells were the subject of significant research and development in the 1990's and early 2000's.  The technology’s future looked bright based on its clean, efficient, and quiet operating characteristics. However, soon after the FreedomCAR initiative during the Bush administration and the “Hydrogen Highway” initiative in California, fuel cells seemed to disappear from the front pages of the technical and trade journals.  What happened?  Where's my fuel cell car?  Where are all the fuel cell ferries, small craft and pierside hydrogen fueling stations?  The presenter will try to offer some possible explanations.

PRESENTER BIO:  MR. RICH DELPIZZO

Rich Delpizzo has over 25 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, technical review, regulatory requirements application, Navy project management and defense acquisition.  He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices.  Since 2004, he led the Washington DC Naval Engineering office as its Senior Managing Principal Engineer; in January 2010, he was promoted to Manager of Government Operations.


In addition to chairing both the SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells, he also serves as Classification Society Representative to the ISO Subcommittee on Marine Machinery and Piping Systems, as well as serving as Head of Working Group 9 (Fuel Systems).  in 2013, he became the ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association.  He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years, retiring in 2012 holding the rank of Captain.


AGENDA

1600     Registration
1630     Shipyard Tour
1815     Dinner Served
1900     Technical Presentation followed by Q&A
2000     Wrap-Up

FEES
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ASNE/SNAME Members <= 35    $20 $25
ASNE/SNAME Members > 35        $25 $30
Visitors                                                         $30 $35
Students $0 $0


*Please note there is a $5 surcharge for not pre-paying at registration


RSVP 1200 MONDAY, 13 JUNE 2013


DINNER

Prime Rib or Grilled Salmon
Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
Mixed Green Salad
Desserts (assorted)
Coffee, Tea, Juice, Soda
Cash Bar Available

LOCATION
US Coast Guard Yard
2401 Hawkins Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21226



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