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FCV Learning Demonstration: Project Midpoint Status and First-Generation Vehicle Results; Preprint

Description: This paper covers the progress accomplished by the U.S. DOE's Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project since inception, including results from analysis of six months of new data.
Date: December 1, 2007
Creator: Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Thomas, H. & Garbak, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle and Infrastructure Learning Demonstration - Status and Results (Presentation)

Description: This presentation provides status and results for the United States National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Learning Demonstration, including project objectives, partners, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's role in the project and methodology, how to access complete results, and results of vehicle and infrastructure analysis.
Date: March 6, 2009
Creator: Wipke,K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T. & Garbak, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogen Technology Validation as a "Learning Demonstration" that Feeds the R&D Process (Presentation)

Description: This presentation, which provides information about how hydrogen technology validation is used as a learning demonstration that feeds the research and development process, was given at a National Hydrogen Association meeting in April 2004.
Date: April 1, 2004
Creator: Wipke, K.; Gronich, S. & Hooker, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (Fact Sheet)

Description: As nations around the world pursue a variety of sustainable transportation solutions, the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) presents a promising opportunity for American consumers and automakers. FCEVs offer a sustainable transportation option, provide a cost-competitive alternative for drivers, reduce dependence on imported oil, and enable global economic leadership and job growth.
Date: February 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Second-Generation Fuel Cell Stack Durability and Freeze Capability from National FCV Learning Demonstration (Presentation)

Description: This presentation provides information about the objectives and partners of the National Fuel Cell Vehicle Learning Demonstration, the status of vehicle and station deployment, and results of vehicle and infrastructure analysis.
Date: November 18, 2009
Creator: Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T. & Garbak, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cost Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation Compressed Hydrogen and PEM Fuel Cell System

Description: PEMFC technology for transportation must be competitive with internal combustion engine powertrains in a number of key metrics, including performance, life, reliability, and cost. Demonstration of PEMFC cost competitiveness has its own challenges because the technology has not been applied to high volume automotive markets. The key stack materials including membranes, electrodes, bipolar plates, and gas diffusion layers have not been produced in automotive volumes to the exacting quality requirements that will be needed for high stack yields and to the evolving property specifications of high performance automotive stacks. Additionally, balance-of-plant components for air, water, and thermal management are being developed to meet the unique requirements of fuel cell systems. To address the question of whether fuel cells will be cost competitive in automotive markets, the DOE has funded this project to assess the high volume production cost of PEM fuel cell systems. In this report a historical perspective of our efforts in assessment of PEMFC cost for DOE is provided along with a more in-depth assessment of the cost of compressed hydrogen storage is provided. Additionally, the hydrogen storage costs were incorporated into a system cost update for 2004. Assessment of cost involves understanding not only material and production costs, but also critical performance metrics, i.e., stack power density and associated catalyst loadings that scale the system components. We will discuss the factors influencing the selection of the system specification (i.e., efficiency, reformate versus direct hydrogen, and power output) and how these have evolved over time. The reported costs reflect internal estimates and feedback from component developers and the car companies. Uncertainty in the cost projection was addressed through sensitivity analyses.
Date: October 20, 2004
Creator: Carlson, Eric J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project

Description: General Motors, LLC and energy partner Shell Hydrogen, LLC, deployed a system of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles integrated with a hydrogen fueling station infrastructure to operate under real world conditions as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Validation and Demonstration Project. This technical report documents the performance and describes the learnings from progressive generations of vehicle fuel cell system technology and multiple approaches to hydrogen generation and delivery for vehicle fueling.
Date: February 8, 2012
Creator: Stottler, Gary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

All Composite Data Products: National FCEV Learning Demonstration With Updates Through January 18, 2012

Description: This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes all the composite data products produced to date (with updates through January 18, 2012) as part of the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration.
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C. & Saur, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Final Technical Report: Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project

Description: This report summarizes the work conducted under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-FC36-04GO14285 by Mercedes-Benz & Research Development, North America (MBRDNA), Chrysler, Daimler, Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA), BP, DTE Energy and NextEnergy to validate fuel cell technologies for infrastructure, transportation as well as assess technology and commercial readiness for the market. The Mercedes Team, together with its partners, tested the technology by operating and fueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles under real world conditions in varying climate, terrain and driving conditions. Vehicle and infrastructure data was collected to monitor the progress toward the hydrogen vehicle and infrastructure performance targets of $2.00 to 3.00/gge hydrogen production cost and 2,000-hour fuel cell durability. Finally, to prepare the public for a hydrogen economy, outreach activities were designed to promote awareness and acceptance of hydrogen technology. DTE, BP and NextEnergy established hydrogen filling stations using multiple technologies for on-site hydrogen generation, storage and dispensing. DTE established a hydrogen station in Southfield, Michigan while NextEnergy and BP worked together to construct one hydrogen station in Detroit. BP constructed another fueling station in Burbank, California and provided a full-time hydrogen trailer at San Francisco, California and a hydrogen station located at Los Angeles International Airport in Southern, California. Stations were operated between 2005 and 2011. The Team deployed 30 Gen I Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) in the beginning of the project. While 28 Gen I F-CELLs used the A-Class platform, the remaining 2 were Sprinter delivery vans. Fuel cell vehicles were operated by external customers for real-world operations in various regions (ecosystems) to capture various driving patterns and climate conditions (hot, moderate and cold). External operators consisted of F-CELL partner organizations in California and Michigan ranging from governmental organizations, for-profit to and non-profit entities. All vehicles were equipped with a data acquisition system that automatically ...
Date: December 31, 2011
Creator: Grasman, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department