Missouri S&T Hydrogen Transportation Test Bed Equipment & Construction

Investments through the National University Transportation Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology have really scored on the Center's mission areas and particularly Transition-state fuel vehicle infrastructure leading to a hydrogen economy . Already this investment has produced three programs, Hydrogen Fueling Station, the EcoCAR Garage and the Renewable Energy Transit Depot, that have led to a new 2008 Missouri S&T major strategic theme. Chancellor Carney calls it "E3=C" Challenge, i.e., Energy, Environment, and Education equals Civilization. With the strong start empowered by NUTC funds, a new transportation test bed at Missouri S&T, coined "E3 Commons," is being constructed to develop, demonstrate and deploy hydrogen vehicles and supporting infrastructure including hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. Another round of investment is needed to keep this momentum going and to capitalize where success has grown much more than anticipated. The hydrogen transportation test bed serves as a focal point for the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety - National University Transportation Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, focusing on the overarching goals of collecting and evaluating the real-world performance and utility of hydrogen-powered vehicles and benchmarking issues related to the safety, operation, and maintenance of hydrogen-powered vehicles with other alternative fuel-powered vehicles. NUTC funds, along with specific project matches, have allowed Missouri S&T to accomplish Phase I. Tackling Phase II requires complementary capabilities for these three program areas and the Commons: EcoCAR Garage, Hydrogen Fueling Station, Renewable Energy Transit Depot, and the E3 Commons as a whole.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $2025600.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT06-G-0014

    00028157

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Siemens Energy and Automation, Incorporated

    Concord, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sheffield, John

  • Start Date: 20090422
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23896

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461882
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00028157
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:54PM