chapter  29
24 Pages

Distribution Networking

WithAmgad Elgowainy, Marianne Mintz, Monterey Gardiner

The transition to an alternative transportation fuel requires detailed technical and economic analyses of all aspects of the supporting infrastructure. The previous chapter discussed hydrogen storage. This chapter focuses on the infrastructure required to bring hydrogen fuel from centralized production facilities to the hydrogen vehicles (HVs) that will utilize it. Many believe that, at least in the initial years of a hydrogen transition, the fuel will be supplied primarily via on-site production facilities integrated into stations that in all other respects resemble today’s gasoline stations. Although on-site production can be expensive,

CONTENTS

29.1 Background ......................................................................................................................... 936 29.2 Methodology ...................................................................................................................... 936 29.3 Technical Aspects of Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure ............................................ 940

29.3.1 Infrastructure Storage ........................................................................................... 940 29.3.2 Refueling Stations .................................................................................................. 941

29.3.2.1 Fueling Proles ........................................................................................ 941 29.3.2.2 Refueling Station Design Parameters ..................................................942