Testing and Evaluation of Batteries for a Fuel Cell Powered Hybrid Bus

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Argonne National Laboratory conducted performance characterization and life-cycle tests on various batteries to qualify them for use in a fuel cell/battery hybrid bus. On this bus, methanol-fueled, phosphoric acid fuel cells provide routine power needs, while batteries are used to store energy recovered during bus braking and to produce short-duration power during acceleration. Argonne carried out evaluation and endurance testing on several lead-acid and nickel/cadmium batteries selected by the bus developer as potential candidates for the bus application. Argonne conducted over 10,000 hours of testing, simulating more than 80,000 miles of fuel cell bus operation, for the nickel/cadmium battery, which ... continued below

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Miller, J.F.; Webster, C.E.; Tummillo, A.F. & DeLuca, W.H. May 1, 1997.

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Argonne National Laboratory conducted performance characterization and life-cycle tests on various batteries to qualify them for use in a fuel cell/battery hybrid bus. On this bus, methanol-fueled, phosphoric acid fuel cells provide routine power needs, while batteries are used to store energy recovered during bus braking and to produce short-duration power during acceleration. Argonne carried out evaluation and endurance testing on several lead-acid and nickel/cadmium batteries selected by the bus developer as potential candidates for the bus application. Argonne conducted over 10,000 hours of testing, simulating more than 80,000 miles of fuel cell bus operation, for the nickel/cadmium battery, which was ultimately selected for use in the three hybrid buses built under the direction of H-Power Corp.

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  • 32. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 27 Jul - 2 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE97053460
  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP--93413
  • Report No.: CONF-970701--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 606154
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693904

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Miller, J.F.; Webster, C.E.; Tummillo, A.F. & DeLuca, W.H. Testing and Evaluation of Batteries for a Fuel Cell Powered Hybrid Bus, article, May 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693904/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.