Modeling of Hydrogen Dispensing Options for Advanced Storage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85529
Agency Tracking Number: 90714
Amount: $99,882.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 22 c
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Tiax, Llc
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Duns: 111046152
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kurtis McKenney
 (617) 498-6087
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Research Institution
The development of a safe, efficient, and low-cost hydrogen fuel infrastructure would help stimulate the hydrogen economy. Currently, the DOE has completed an evaluation of the infrastructure and refueling needs for 35 MPa vehicles. However, the refueling station equipment requirements and costs to meet the ¿5 kg in 3 minutes¿ dispensing target have not been addressed. This project will determine the incremental dispenser and fueling station costs of five advanced storage options relative to the baseline 35 MPa compressed hydrogen station. By modeling the energy and mass flows during the dispensing process, the fueling station requirements will be calculated, and equipment configurations and protocols will be generated. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Success in this project would contribute to the DOE goals of reducing the nation¿s dependence on imported petroleum and improving the environment through the reduction of fossil fuel-related emissions. The use of hydrogen as a fuel for transportation and stationary power applications has been identified as a path towards the achievement of both of these goals

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