A Rural Hydrogen Transportation Test Bed
The Missouri University Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), through a hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicle evaluation participation agreement with the Ford Motor Company, is in the process of establishing a commuter bus service and hydrogen refueling at a station in rural Missouri near Ft. Leonard Wood (FLW). Initiated by a request from the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at FLW, Missouri S&T is leading the effort to launch the commuter service between FLW and the neighboring towns of Rolla and Lebanon, Missouri each of which are located approximately 40 km from the military base on Interstate-44 highway. The broad research, training, and education agenda for the rural hydrogen transportation test bed is to develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and promote safe hydrogen-based technologies in a real-world environment. with funds provided by the Defense Logistics Agency through the Air Force Research Laboratory, this hydrogen initiative will build and operate a hydrogen fueling facility that includes on-site generation of hydrogen by means of steam-methane reformation.
J. W. Sheffield and Ü. Ö. Köylü, "A Rural Hydrogen Transportation Test Bed," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 34, no. 14, pp. 6000-6004, Elsevier, Jul 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.03.027
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
United States. Defense Logistics Agency
Keywords and Phrases
Hydrogen Powered Transportation; Real World Demonstration
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