ELECTROLYTIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS EVALUATION. FINAL SUBCONTRACT REPORT

Fuel-cell electric vehicles have the potential to provide the range, acceleration, rapid refueling times. and other creature comforts associated with gasoline-powered vehicles, but with virtually no environmental degradation. This study evaluates an approach to providing hydrogen fuel: the electrolysis of water using off-peak electricity. The authors estimate the necessary price of off-peak electricity that would make electrolytic hydrogen costs competitive with gasoline on a per-mile basis, assuming that the electrolyzer systems are manufactured in relatively high volumes compared to current production. They then compare this off-peak electricity price goal with actual current utility residential prices across the U.S.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Authors:
    • THOMAS, C E
    • Kuhn, I F
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NREL/TP-463-7903
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM