Design of a Hydrogen Community
Veziroglu, T. N.
This paper discusses the conceptual design of a scalable and reproducible hydrogen fueling station at Santa Monica, California. Hydrogen production using renewable energy sources such as biogas, which accounts for 100% of the total production, has been discussed. The fueling station consists of a direct fuel cell (DFC) 300 fuel cell for on-site generation of 136 kg/day of hydrogen and 300 kW of electric power, five hydrogen storage tanks (storage capacity of 198 kg of H2 at 350 and 700 bar), four compressors which assist in dispensing 400 kg of hydrogen in 14 h, two hydrogen dispensers operating at 350 bar and 700 bar independently and a SAE J2600 compliant hydrogen nozzle. Potential early market customers for hydrogen fuel cells and their daily fuel requirements have been computed. The safety codes, potential failure modes and the methods to mitigate risks have been explained. A well-to-wheel analysis is performed to compare the emissions and the total energy requirements of conventional gasoline and fuel cell vehicles.
V. Mohan et al., "Design of a Hydrogen Community," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier, Jan 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.10.039
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Hydrogen Fueling Station; Biogas; Early Market Customers; Safety; Well-To-Wheel
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