EERE's New Projects

Validation of Hydrogen Refueling Station Performance

These projects will collect data and monitor the performance of hydrogen fuel stations, advanced components and other innovative hydrogen technologies using renewable energy or natural gas. By analyzing performance in real-world environments, these projects will help hydrogen fueling equipment manufacturers improve the designs of existing systems to achieve higher efficiencies and test new system components. Additionally, this data will help focus future research and development efforts, driving American manufacturing competitiveness in the next generation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Objectives 
  • To test, demonstrate, and validate hydrogen refueling components
  • To complete systems in real-world operating environments
  • To determine additional R&D required to move hydrogen and fuel cell technology forward

Selected Projects

Project Title Awardee Description DOE Amount Recipient Amount Primary Project Location
Shell Hydrogen at Newport Data
California Air Resources Board

This project will analyze an operating hydrogen refueling station that uses natural gas to produce hydrogen. This station has an on-site storage capacity of over 180 kg of hydrogen and is capable of delivering over 60 kg of back-to-back fill-ups in less than one hour.

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$150,000
Sacramento, California
CSULA Hydrogen Refueling Facility Performance Evaluation and Optimization
California State University and Los Angeles Auxiliary Services, Inc.

This project will collect data from hydrogen refueling architecture deployed at California State University - Los Angeles. This station will be publicly accessible 24 hours per day and will fuel up to 20 hydrogen powered vehicles daily.

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$400,000
Los Angeles, California
Hydrogen Station Performance Evaluation
Gas Technology Institute

This project will analyze operational, transactional, safety, and reliability data from five hydrogen fueling stations. The project will deploy its hydrogen compressor technology at these stations, which will be accessible to the public for fueling commercial vehicles, government-owned vehicles and consumer fuel cell electric vehicles.

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$400,000
Des Plaines, Illinois
Data Collection at SunHydro Hydrogen Stations
Proton Energy Systems

Proton Energy Systems will conduct two projects. This fist will provide operational data from two existing stations that integrate hydrogen generation, compression, storage and dispensing. The stations generate fuel cell-grade hydrogen from water through on-site, solar-powered electrolysis. The research team will collect data on station operation, maintenance, repair and energy consumption.

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$400,000
Wallingford, Connecticut
Validation of Electrolyzer and Storage at SunHydro Stations
Proton Energy Systems

Proton Energy Systems' second project will deploy an advanced high-pressure electrolyzer at an existing hydrogen fueling station and nearly double the dispensing capacity of its storage tanks.

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$1,000,000
Wallingford, Connecticut