Barry has 40 years of experience in battery research, assembly, fuel cell R & D and electric car production. Barry was previously the CEO of Anglo- American Research Limited of Freeport, Bahamas and has been the Vice President and Director of Apollo Energy Systems since its inception in 1994. Barry holds four patents on battery technologies and a PhD in Thermo Chemistry. Recently Barry supervised the research into lead foam and other lightweight materials for advanced lead-acid battery grids. Currently collaborating on the development of new negative active materials for energy storage and start-stop vehicle applications.
Alkaline Fuel Cell Specialist
Dr. Kalal has an extensive background in fuel cells, batteries and electrochemistry, both in academic research and in industry. He has PhDs in both Electrochemistry and Fuel Cell Systems. He worked under Professor Karl Kordesch at the Technical University of Graz, Austria (TUG) on various fuel cell systems with an emphasis on better performing low-cost catalysts. Prof. Kordesch was one of the leading alkaline fuel cell scientists with connections to the alkaline fuel cell system on the 1969 Apollo moon mission. Peter worked on immobilized electrolyte alkaline fuel cells and water removal for space applications. As Vice President of Fuel Cell Development with Apollo Energy Systems, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL, Peter advised the Alkaline Fuel Cell Group at TUG which was supervised by Dr. Viktor Hacker on cost reduction and use of non-platinum group metal catalysts for both anode and cathode, heat management and CO2 mitigation.
Fuel Cell Consultant
Prof. Viktor Hacker heads the fuel cell research group at the Institute of Chemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. Prof. Hacker worked under Prof. Karl Kordesch on Phase 1 of Apollo’s Alkaline Fuel Cell R & D Contract from 2000 to 2004 and has longtime experience in the coordination and realization of national and international research projects. He acts as Austrian Representative in the EC-COST action 543 and in the International Energy Agency (IEA), Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells. He has authored many publications in the field of fuel cells and has given numerous lectures and seminars on the subject world-wide.
From 2013 - 2017, Prof. Hacker successfully carried out key R & D for Apollo under the direction of Dr. Peter Kalal in removing the precious metals from the alkaline fuel cell and will be involved in the prototype production and scale-up of the alkaline membrane fuel cell.
He is also the author of numerous publications in the field, including the presentation High Efficiency Alkaline Fuel Cell.
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