Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, First Report

This is the first report of the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase I, formed in the fall of 2004 by the National Research Council (NRC). A major strength of the Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership is that it is organized around joint industry/government research teams. This structure brings the capabilities of the nation's federal laboratories and other research institutions to bear on overcoming the problems, identified by industry, that are critical to achieving the program vision. This report presents the committee's evaluation of Department of Energy- (DOE)-sponsored research efforts directed at the goal of a hydrogen economy under the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and offers comments and suggestions on the technical directions, strategies, funding, and management of the Partnership. The technical areas addressed in the Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership include the following: internal combustion engines (both petroleum- and hydrogen-fueled); fuel cell power systems; fuel cells; hydrogen storage systems; energy storage systems for hybrid vehicles; electric propulsion systems; hydrogen production and delivery systems; and materials for lightweight vehicles. Eleven technical teams addressed the technical areas. These technical teams include individuals from the national laboratories, private sector and federal government investigating the following: advanced combustion and emissions control; fuel cell systems; onboard hydrogen storage; electrochemical storage; electrical and electronics; materials; hydrogen production; hydrogen delivery; fuel/vehicle pathway integration; codes and standards; and systems engineering and analysis.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01013277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309097304
  • Contract Numbers: DE-AT01-04IG01153, Task Order No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 4:46PM