Design Tool for Estimating Adsorbent Hydrogen Storage System Characteristics for Light-Duty Fuel Cell Vehicles

Carina Grady, Scott McWhorter, Martin Sulic, Samuel Sprik, Matthew Thornton, Kriston Brooks, David Tamburello

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This work combines materials development with hydrogen storage technology advancements to address onboard hydrogen storage challenges in light-duty vehicle applications. These systems are comprised of the vehicle requirements design space, balance of plant requirements, storage system components, and materials engineering culminating in the development of an Adsorbent System Design Tool that serves as a preprocessor to the storage system and vehicle-level models created within the Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence. Computational and experimental efforts were integrated to evaluate, design, analyze, and scale potential hydrogen storage systems and their supporting components against the Department of Energy 2020 and Ultimate Technical Targets for Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light Duty Vehicles. Ultimately, the Adsorbent System Design Tool was created to assist material developers in assessing initial design parameters that would be required to estimate the performance of the hydrogen storage system once integrated with the full fuel cell system.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)29847-29857
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number69
StatePublished - 12 Aug 2022

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5700-84057


  • Adsorbent hydrogen storage
  • Fuel cell vehicle
  • MOF-5
  • System model


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