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Title: Fuelcell-Hybrid Mine loader (LHD)

Abstract

The fuel cell hybrid mine loader project, sponsored by a government-industry consortium, was implemented to determine the viability of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells in underground mining applications. The Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored this project with cost-share support from industry. The project had three main goals: (1) to develop a mine loader powered by a fuel cell, (2) to develop associated metal-hydride storage and refueling systems, and (3) to demonstrate the fuel cell hybrid loader in an underground mine in Nevada. The investigation of a zero-emissions fuel cell power plant, the safe storage of hydrogen, worker health advantages (over the negative health effects associated with exposure to diesel emissions), and lower operating costs are all key objectives for this project.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Vehicle Projects LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program (EE-2H)
OSTI Identifier:
990290
Report Number(s):
DOE-VP-43529-2
TRN: US201020%%523
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-01GO11095
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 42 ENGINEERING; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; FUEL CELL POWER PLANTS; FUEL CELLS; HYDROGEN; LOADERS; MEMBRANES; OPERATING COST; PROTONS; STORAGE; UNDERGROUND MINING; VIABILITY; Hydrogen; Mine Loader, Hydrogen Storage; fuel cell, metal-hydride

Citation Formats

James L Dippo, Tim Erikson, and Kris Hess. Fuelcell-Hybrid Mine loader (LHD). United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/990290.
James L Dippo, Tim Erikson, & Kris Hess. Fuelcell-Hybrid Mine loader (LHD). United States. doi:10.2172/990290.
James L Dippo, Tim Erikson, and Kris Hess. Fri . "Fuelcell-Hybrid Mine loader (LHD)". United States. doi:10.2172/990290. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/990290.
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abstractNote = {The fuel cell hybrid mine loader project, sponsored by a government-industry consortium, was implemented to determine the viability of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells in underground mining applications. The Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored this project with cost-share support from industry. The project had three main goals: (1) to develop a mine loader powered by a fuel cell, (2) to develop associated metal-hydride storage and refueling systems, and (3) to demonstrate the fuel cell hybrid loader in an underground mine in Nevada. The investigation of a zero-emissions fuel cell power plant, the safe storage of hydrogen, worker health advantages (over the negative health effects associated with exposure to diesel emissions), and lower operating costs are all key objectives for this project.},
doi = {10.2172/990290},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
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