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Title: Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Source of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Abstract

This was a two-year project that had two major components: 1) the demonstration of a PV-electrolysis system that has separate PV system and electrolysis unit and the hydrogen generated is to be used to power a fuel cell based vehicle; 2) the development of technologies for generation of hydrogen through photoelectrochemical process and bio-mass derived resources. Development under this project could lead to the achievement of DOE technical target related to PEC hydrogen production at low cost. The PEC part of the project is focused on the development of photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation devices and systems using thin-film silicon based solar cells. Two approaches are taken for the development of efficient and durable photoelectrochemical cells; 1) An immersion-type photoelectrochemical cells (Task 3) where the photoelectrode is immersed in electrolyte, and 2) A substrate-type photoelectrochemical cell (Task 2) where the photoelectrode is not in direct contact with electrolyte. Four tasks are being carried out: Task 1: Design and analysis of DC voltage regulation system for direct PV-to-electrolyzer power feed Task 2: Development of advanced materials for substrate-type PEC cells Task 3: Development of advanced materials for immersion-type PEC cells Task 4: Hydrogen production through conversion of biomass-derived wastes

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program (EE-2H)
OSTI Identifier:
944939
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/85025
TRN: US200903%%34
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO85025
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DESIGN; ELECTROLYSIS; FUEL CELLS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; PRODUCTION; REGULATIONS; SILICON; SOLAR CELLS; TARGETS; WASTES; PV-electrolysis; PV system; photoelectrochemical; bio-mass; PEC hydrogen production; substrate-type PEC cells; immersion-type PEC cells

Citation Formats

Deng, Xunming, Ingler, William B, Jr., Abraham, Martin, Castellano, Felix, Coleman, Maria, Collins, Robert, Compaan, Alvin, Giolando, Dean, Jayatissa, Ahalapitiya H, Stuart, Thomas, and Vonderembse, Mark. Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Source of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/944939.
Deng, Xunming, Ingler, William B, Jr., Abraham, Martin, Castellano, Felix, Coleman, Maria, Collins, Robert, Compaan, Alvin, Giolando, Dean, Jayatissa, Ahalapitiya H, Stuart, Thomas, & Vonderembse, Mark. Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Source of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles. United States. doi:10.2172/944939.
Deng, Xunming, Ingler, William B, Jr., Abraham, Martin, Castellano, Felix, Coleman, Maria, Collins, Robert, Compaan, Alvin, Giolando, Dean, Jayatissa, Ahalapitiya H, Stuart, Thomas, and Vonderembse, Mark. Fri . "Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Source of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles". United States. doi:10.2172/944939. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/944939.
@article{osti_944939,
title = {Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Source of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles},
author = {Deng, Xunming and Ingler, William B, Jr. and Abraham, Martin and Castellano, Felix and Coleman, Maria and Collins, Robert and Compaan, Alvin and Giolando, Dean and Jayatissa, Ahalapitiya H and Stuart, Thomas and Vonderembse, Mark},
abstractNote = {This was a two-year project that had two major components: 1) the demonstration of a PV-electrolysis system that has separate PV system and electrolysis unit and the hydrogen generated is to be used to power a fuel cell based vehicle; 2) the development of technologies for generation of hydrogen through photoelectrochemical process and bio-mass derived resources. Development under this project could lead to the achievement of DOE technical target related to PEC hydrogen production at low cost. The PEC part of the project is focused on the development of photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation devices and systems using thin-film silicon based solar cells. Two approaches are taken for the development of efficient and durable photoelectrochemical cells; 1) An immersion-type photoelectrochemical cells (Task 3) where the photoelectrode is immersed in electrolyte, and 2) A substrate-type photoelectrochemical cell (Task 2) where the photoelectrode is not in direct contact with electrolyte. Four tasks are being carried out: Task 1: Design and analysis of DC voltage regulation system for direct PV-to-electrolyzer power feed Task 2: Development of advanced materials for substrate-type PEC cells Task 3: Development of advanced materials for immersion-type PEC cells Task 4: Hydrogen production through conversion of biomass-derived wastes},
doi = {10.2172/944939},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
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