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Title: The Palm Desert renewable [hydrogen] transportation system

Abstract

This paper describes the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) progress on the Palm Desert Renewable Hydrogen Transportation System Project for the period June 1997 through May 1998. The project began in March 1996. The goal of the Palm Desert Project is to develop a clean and sustainable transportation system for a community. The project demonstrates the practical utility of hydrogen as a transportation fuel and the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell as a vehicle power system. The project includes designing and building 4 fuel cell powered vehicles, a solar hydrogen generating and refueling station, and a fuel cell vehicle diagnostic center. Over this last year, SERC has built a fuel cell powered neighborhood electric vehicle and delivered it to the City of Palm Desert. The design of the hydrogen refueling station is near completion and it is anticipated that construction will be complete in the fall of 1998. The vehicles are currently being refueled at a temporary refueling station. The diagnostic center is being designed and maintenance procedures as well as computer diagnostic programs for the fuel cell vehicles are being developed. City employees are driving the vehicles daily and monitoring data are being collected. The drivers are pleasedmore » with the performance of the vehicles.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Humboldt State Univ.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
305627
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-570-25315-Vol.2; CONF-980440-Vol.2
ON: DE98007508; TRN: IM9906%%307
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: US DOE hydrogen program technical review meeting, Alexandria, VA (United States), 28-30 Apr 1998; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 1998 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program Review: Volume 2; PB: 390 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 08 HYDROGEN FUEL; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; CALIFORNIA; URBAN AREAS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS; SOLID ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; SERVICE SECTOR; MAINTENANCE; PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

Chamberlin, C.E., and Lehman, P.. The Palm Desert renewable [hydrogen] transportation system. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Chamberlin, C.E., & Lehman, P.. The Palm Desert renewable [hydrogen] transportation system. United States.
Chamberlin, C.E., and Lehman, P.. Sat . "The Palm Desert renewable [hydrogen] transportation system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/305627.
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title = {The Palm Desert renewable [hydrogen] transportation system},
author = {Chamberlin, C.E. and Lehman, P.},
abstractNote = {This paper describes the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) progress on the Palm Desert Renewable Hydrogen Transportation System Project for the period June 1997 through May 1998. The project began in March 1996. The goal of the Palm Desert Project is to develop a clean and sustainable transportation system for a community. The project demonstrates the practical utility of hydrogen as a transportation fuel and the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell as a vehicle power system. The project includes designing and building 4 fuel cell powered vehicles, a solar hydrogen generating and refueling station, and a fuel cell vehicle diagnostic center. Over this last year, SERC has built a fuel cell powered neighborhood electric vehicle and delivered it to the City of Palm Desert. The design of the hydrogen refueling station is near completion and it is anticipated that construction will be complete in the fall of 1998. The vehicles are currently being refueled at a temporary refueling station. The diagnostic center is being designed and maintenance procedures as well as computer diagnostic programs for the fuel cell vehicles are being developed. City employees are driving the vehicles daily and monitoring data are being collected. The drivers are pleased with the performance of the vehicles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1998},
month = {Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1998}
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