"The issue may be related to the increased difficulty in reforming propane [into hydrogen] and it is not clear at this time how successful the company will be in addressing this challenge," said Arctic Energy Technology Development Laboratory
fuel cell researcher and director Dennis Witmer.
Funds are allocated through the recently formed Arctic Energy Technology Development Laboratory
(AETDL), part of DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, through a competitive proposal process.
A new research project being funded by BP Exploration, Conoco/Phillips and the Arctic Energy Technology Development Laboratory
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will study the physical, biological and chemical effects of pumping water from North Slope ponds for ice road construction in winter months.