Markets and Demand: Hydrogen Storage
Hydrogen Storage Project
This project is concerned with technologies for hydrogen storage onboard vehicles and the interface requirements for these technologies at refueling stations. Assessments of the performance, efficiency, and cost of these technologies in the near and long term will be performed. This project will emphasize updating available information on evolving hydrogen storage technologies and the relationships between vehicle range, cost, and refueling station requirements. In particular, the project will consider the following areas:
(1) Detailed evaluation of low- and high-temperature metal hydride systems for storing hydrogen. What are the prospects for those technologies?
(2) What is the attractiveness in terms of vehicle design and cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles with ranges of 200-300 miles? What are the market prospects for such vehicles?
(3) What are the refueling design requirements for systems using metal hydrides for onboard hydrogen storage? How does this effect refueling station operation and cost?
Publications from this project:
Burke, Andrew F. and Monterey Gardiner (2005) Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies and Comparisons for Light-Duty Vehicle Applications. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-05-01
Research Faculty: Andrew F. Burke
Funding: Hydrogen Pathways Program