Hydrogen Fueling Station
Developed in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy, this facility demonstrates commercial cost viability for a stand-alone, comprehensive hydrogen fueling station that can competitively deliver a hydrogen product stream strictly meeting end-use performance requirements in the emerging hydrogen-for-transportation markets.
The station system has been designed and developed to push the envelope of current technologies in the areas of steam reforming, dispensing, and hydrogen pressure swing-adsorption purification. Mass production capital cost and process analysis studies conducted by Air Products and reported to the DOE have confirmed that target gasoline-equivalent prices are feasible with the proposed development and commercialization activities. This system is serving as the basis for supporting new hydrogen energy requirements at the University. In particular, it is enabling the capability of the Larson Institute, as operator of the Federal Transit Administration's Bus Testing Program, to test new hydrogen-fueled buses and other hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of its normal charter to the federal government.