Hydrogen Fueling Station Cost Reduction; Study of a Cryogenic Liquid Phase Pump as an Alternative to Gas Compression

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85897
Agency Tracking Number: 94045
Amount: $99,287.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 01 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Llc
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DUNS: 130441640
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Cornish
 (720) 974-1709
Business Contact
 John Cornish
Title: Mr.
Phone: (720) 974-1709
Email: jcornish@epc4h2.com
Research Institution
The cost of hydrogen fueling stations in the United States is unacceptably high. The industry must explore any opportunity to reduce the cost of hydrogen fueling and infrastructure in order to make hydrogen refueling a commercially beneficial possibility. This project will explore and document potential for reduction of capital cost, operating cost and reduced maintenance requirements for compressors in hydrogen fueling application. A database will be created to allow straightforward comparison of existing and new compression technologies, especially capital costs, operating costs and maintenance costs including frequency of repairs and costs of labor and materials. In Phase 2, a test facility for new compressor technology will be built and tested at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and input into the database for comparison to existing technologies in order to validate the methodology. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Phase 1 will collect data on existing compressors at existing hydrogen fueling stations and define

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