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Title: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Hybrid Truck Demonstration

Abstract

The purpose of the project was to demonstrate three (3) fully developed, operational, advanced vehicle technology prototypes for ON-ROAD goods movement applications. The major vehicle OEM for this demonstration was Navistar International Trucks, with the fuel cell and power control hybrid technology provided and integrated by US Hybrid. CEM was to provide independent data collection and analysis, while EDF would provide education, outreach, and communication for the project. GTI managed the partnership and arranged for hydrogen fuel for the demonstration. The drayage truck is used to transfer the cargo container from/to ports in a warehouse or logistic yard. For port facilities in the Port of Houston Area, as well as virtually all other ports, drayage trucks often queue for long periods, inching along at slow speeds to await loading and unloading. During this process, the trucks are essentially idle, with conventional diesel engines continuously running and producing accompanying emissions. The ZECT would essentially power off during idle periods, or at least utilize minimal electric energy. As such, range limitation by using a gaseous fuel would be mitigated by the fact that the vehicle is not using fuel during much of its duty cycle. The project team expected the vehicle rangemore » to be about 200 miles which is well within the duty cycle requirements of the original fleet partner, Richardson Trucking. The project was intended to demonstrate commercialization and production potential, and to clearly illustrate the selected vehicle technology’s potential to reduce GHG emissions and petroleum use if implemented widely. To achieve this, the project team proposed a two-year demonstration project in the Port of Houston area to assess and track vehicle performance, and evaluate fuel savings, petroleum reduction, and emissions reduction benefits of the prototype technology. Additional time at the front end of the project was required for vehicle and support infrastructure preparation. In June, 2017 the remaining project partners, which now included Air Liquide, agreed that the project would be unlikely to move forward with the vehicle demonstration, primarily due to the lack of a viable cargo truck fleet partner in the Port of Houston area willing to make a sufficient commitment of resources to operate the vehicles for the demonstration.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
Contributing Org.:
Gas Technologies Institute
OSTI Identifier:
1496037
Report Number(s):
DOE-HGAC-5978
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005978
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

DeCandis, Andrew. Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Hybrid Truck Demonstration. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1496037.
DeCandis, Andrew. Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Hybrid Truck Demonstration. United States. doi:10.2172/1496037.
DeCandis, Andrew. Tue . "Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Hybrid Truck Demonstration". United States. doi:10.2172/1496037. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496037.
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title = {Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Hybrid Truck Demonstration},
author = {DeCandis, Andrew},
abstractNote = {The purpose of the project was to demonstrate three (3) fully developed, operational, advanced vehicle technology prototypes for ON-ROAD goods movement applications. The major vehicle OEM for this demonstration was Navistar International Trucks, with the fuel cell and power control hybrid technology provided and integrated by US Hybrid. CEM was to provide independent data collection and analysis, while EDF would provide education, outreach, and communication for the project. GTI managed the partnership and arranged for hydrogen fuel for the demonstration. The drayage truck is used to transfer the cargo container from/to ports in a warehouse or logistic yard. For port facilities in the Port of Houston Area, as well as virtually all other ports, drayage trucks often queue for long periods, inching along at slow speeds to await loading and unloading. During this process, the trucks are essentially idle, with conventional diesel engines continuously running and producing accompanying emissions. The ZECT would essentially power off during idle periods, or at least utilize minimal electric energy. As such, range limitation by using a gaseous fuel would be mitigated by the fact that the vehicle is not using fuel during much of its duty cycle. The project team expected the vehicle range to be about 200 miles which is well within the duty cycle requirements of the original fleet partner, Richardson Trucking. The project was intended to demonstrate commercialization and production potential, and to clearly illustrate the selected vehicle technology’s potential to reduce GHG emissions and petroleum use if implemented widely. To achieve this, the project team proposed a two-year demonstration project in the Port of Houston area to assess and track vehicle performance, and evaluate fuel savings, petroleum reduction, and emissions reduction benefits of the prototype technology. Additional time at the front end of the project was required for vehicle and support infrastructure preparation. In June, 2017 the remaining project partners, which now included Air Liquide, agreed that the project would be unlikely to move forward with the vehicle demonstration, primarily due to the lack of a viable cargo truck fleet partner in the Port of Houston area willing to make a sufficient commitment of resources to operate the vehicles for the demonstration.},
doi = {10.2172/1496037},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
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