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DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology

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  • DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology

    NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, and More

    The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "An Overview of the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) Project" on Tuesday, November 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The H2FIRST project focuses on technical tasks in support of H2USA to ensure that fuel cell vehicle customers have a positive fueling experience similar to conventional gasoline and diesel stations, as more of these vehicles are introduced to the market and the nation transitions to advanced fueling technology. Register for the webinar.
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    Write-ups and photos:

    Most of the car models - Hyundai Tucson ($500/mo lease), Toyota Mirai (sells for $57,500), Honda Clarity (lease) and Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - are being introduced with free fuel for three years$14,000 in state and federal rebates are availablehydrogen fueling station cost $2.5M of which the California Energy Commission paid $1.6M.

    Speakers had this to say:

    Janea Scott, Commissioner California Energy Commission: UPS has plans to use fuel-cell electric trucks; The Energy Commission's ARFVTP has spent more than $500M for ZEV fuel stations and will spend another $48M to build 48 H2 stationsconducted over 1M safe fuelings of H2 vehicles using Linde IC 90 ionic compressorfuel cell cost has been reduced 60% since 2006, 30% since 2008, and there has been a 5-fold reduction in the cost of the platinum element
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      Journalist Jan Dalske did a detailed job of researching what there was to learn about fuel cell vehicles (FCV) and her articles are what is needed to raise understanding about emerging technology. She may be reached through

      The fuel comparisons come down to a gge is 1kg H2 = 2.5 kg CNG = 3.5 kg gasoline. The hydrogen car tanks hold 6 kg H2 providing a 300 mile range. The dispenser fills the tank at 1 kg/min from observations of the car filled at the event. (This comes to 1 gge H2/min if one wants to compare with the flow being provided to fill trucks with CNG these days of 10 gge CNG/min.) The last chart at the bottom of the Wikipedia entry helps with this:

      What is all comes down to is that hydrogen fuel allows an electric vehicle to be filled with "fuel" as opposed to having to be charged over a period of time.


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          Lease, to begin in 2016. No purchase option at end of lease.
          Estimated driving range 265 miles. 10 minutes required for full fill.
          Other electric cars require 3 hours on a 240V charger, or 14 hours on 110V
          134HP;100 kW motor; tank capacity 5.6 KG H2 @ 10K psi; 2M miles of testing to date.
          In addition to the fuel cell, it has a Li-Polymer 0.95 kWh battery producing 24 kW at 60AH.



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            Re: DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology

            Eden Energy, of Littleton CO, describes how Hythane - a mix of 7% (by energy content) H2 combined with methane - enhances the rate and completeness of the ignition given that hydrogen burns 8X more rapidly and dramatically increases the narrow flammability range (fuel to air mix) of methane alone. It would appear from the video that development trials are underway in India and Australia. Customers appear to be the large, "rocket science" (Aerojet is mentioned) corporations who want to see what it can do:




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              It is worth mentioning, in the context of the Altamont LNG plant reference above, that Cem Hacioglu has started BOREAS NATURAL GAS supplying solutions in the LCNG markets. Clem was the former head of Applied LNG which operates the cryogenic tankers between Altamont and Waste Managements fueling facility at 172 98th Ave Oakland, CA




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                160 H2 stations and 40,000 fuel cell vehicles projected for Japan by 2020: