East Tennessee Hydrogen Initiative: Transition of Bus Transit to Hydrogen: A Case Study of a Medium Sized Transit Agency

The primary objective of the project is to conduct research that will directly relate to the potential development of technologies that will enhance the ability to utilize hydrogen-based technologies for fueling of vehicles, including light duty as well as heavier duty vehicles utilized in transit operations. Many issues still remain with respect to all aspects of hydrogen, including storage, safety issues, on-board fuel cell/engine technology, as well as hydrogen infrastructure (centralized versus decentralized production of hydrogen and hydrogen delivery). The three tasks undertaken with the assistance of this Cooperative Agreement will directly apply to these issues. Transition of Bus Transit to Hydrogen-A Case Study of a Medium-Sized Transit Agency, involves a case study investigating the resource requirements to transition an entire transit fleet from biodiesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel sources to hydrogen. The Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will be used as the transit agency in the study.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $380267.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Centolanzi, Patrick

    Colbert, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Davis, Wayne

  • Start Date: 20080708
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101201
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28922

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489192
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: TN-26-7033
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2013 12:53AM