With the growing scarcity of fossil fuels and continuing concern about air quality, an increased need for viable urban transit solutions has become apparent. Hydrogen, a synthetic fuel which may be used to power internal combustion engines, provides an exceptional alternative to gasoline or diesel fuel in urban transit applications. A bus or light rail system utilizing hydrogen would be independent of oil supplies and virtually non-polluting. NASA and the aerospace industry have contributed significantly to an increased understanding of the fuel properties of hydrogen, and its increased range of applications. Technology now exists for conversion of city buses, trucks, and rail systems to hydrogen fuel. This study considers the technical aspects of hydrogen vehicle systems, summarizes past and present working examples, and describes a proposed integrated refuse disposal -- hydrogen fueled transit system for the City of Denver, Colorado.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Soc and Aerospace Technology Workshop, Los Angeles, California, November 15, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • MacCarley, C A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-62
  • Serial:
    • AIAA Monographs
    • Volume: 25
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1981 12:00AM