Analyzing the Prospects of Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Carrier for the Transportation Sector

This research analyzes the life cycle costs of fuel-cell trucks vis a vis battery operated and conventional diesel trucks. The researchers also investigated techno-commercial evaluation of low carbon scenarios in California, with an increasing share of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the transportation sector. The study forecasts the number of hydrogen production and refueling facilities that need to be built in California for such scenarios. The study also analyzed different supply chain pathways for hydrogen in the transportation sector. The researchers conducted a policy comparison study of different hydrogen-based economies, to understand areas of policy emphasis and identify avenues that require policy interventions. Additionally a spatial optimization study to identify locations for installing hydrogen refueling infrastructure and perform system level analysis to optimize the adoption of hydrogen across the energy value chain was conducted.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $61000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vijayakumar, Vishnu

    Fulton, Lewis M

    Sperling, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20191001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01778581
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2021 1:01PM