The goal of this work is to examine viable near-term infrastructure options for a transition to hydrogen fueled vehicles and to suggest profitable directions for technology development. The authors have focused in particular on the contrasting options of decentralized production using the existing energy distribution network, and centralized production of hydrogen with a large-scale infrastructure. Delivered costs have been estimated using best available industry cost and deliberately conservative economic assumptions. The sensitivities of these costs have then been examined for three small scale scenarios: 1) electrolysis at the home for one car, and production at the small station scale (300 cars/day); 2) conventional alkaline electrolysis; and 3) steam reforming of natural gas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • DOE/NREL hydrogen program review, Coral Cables, FL, 18-21 Apr 1995. Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    7000 East Avenue
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550
  • Authors:
    • BERRY, G D
    • Smith, J R
    • Schock, R N
  • Publication Date: 1995-4-14


  • English

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCRL-JC-120152,, CONF-9504160-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1996 12:00AM