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Accession Number PB2013-110850
Title East Tennessee Hydrogen Initiative: Chattanooga, July 30, 2009.
Publication Date Jul 2009
Media Count 53p
Personal Author J. R. Bailey M. E. Hairr
Abstract This report documents the results of the research project completed by the Center for Energy, Transportation and the Environment (CETE) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) under Federal Transit Administration Cooperative Agreement TN-26-7032. This research has led to the design and implementation of a system for generating, compressing, storing and dispensing hydrogen in sufficient quantities to support testing of hydrogen fueled transit vehicles. This report provides background information on alternative fuels and compares various methods for producing hydrogen including nuclear energy, coal gasification, electrolysis and natural gas reformation. A simulation model was completed during the research project to relate energy consumption to power and energy storage requirements for transit vehicle operations. It includes economic analysis for comparison of alternatives and a description of a rigorous decision making process that was used to select the various technologies used in the final configuration of a hydrogen fueling system that was optimized to support research on the use of hydrogen for transit operations.
Keywords Alternative fuels
Coal gasification
Compression
Economic analysis
Energy consumption
Hydrogen
Models
Natural gas
Nuclear energy
Public transportation
Storage
Transit vehicles

 
Source Agency Federal Transit Administration
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
97K - Fuels
97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
Corporate Author Tennessee Univ. at Chattanooga.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 May 08-30 Jun 09.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number FTA-TN-26-7032

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