Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

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Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

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Registration is closing soon for the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop. RSVP by August 23rd to reserve your seat and ensure site access to attend.

About the Workshop

Hosted in Livermore, California by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop will take place Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 9:30am-5:30pm PDT.

The large footprint of hydrogen fueling stations (HFS) hinders their installation in urban areas where space is limited. Large separation distances also affect stations that use gaseous hydrogen (delivered or produced on-site) and are particularly onerous for stations that use delivered liquid hydrogen (LH2). Unfortunately, these requirements have a large impact on HFS rollout because LH2-supplied stations may be the most cost-effective HFS solution to meet high throughput associated with deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles in urban centers.

The H2FIRST Reference Stations for Urban Sites project is creating compact gaseous and liquid hydrogen reference station designs appropriate for urban locations, enabled by hazard/harm mitigations, near-term technology and fire code improvements, and risk-informed (performance-based) analyses. This workshop presents a number of hazard and risk analysis techniques and methods as applied to reference station designs, enabling participants to apply or interpret similar analyses in the real world. Workshop leaders will also present preliminary results on the effect of NFPA 2 requirements on various station designs, and solicit feedback from stakeholders to improve the analysis further.

Participants will:

  • Discuss how NFPA 2 is, can, or should be used to site stations.
  • Learn about various footprint-reducing methods, including below ground, rooftop, delivery truck size, and comparative risk.
  • Learn to use and interpret results from the Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models (HyRAM) software.
  • Give feedback to the Urban Sites team to make sure results are relevant and consistent with real-world station siting.
  • Tour a lab to learn how measurements are taken to study the behavior of cryogenic hydrogen.
  • Visit a nearby hydrogen refueling station to see real-world application.