Design proposal for hydrogen refueling infrastructure deployment in the Northeastern United States

Kazuto Tsuda, Seiichiro Kimura, Takahiro Takaki, Yasuhiro Toyofuku, Keisuke Adaniya, Kosuke Shinto, Kota Miyoshi, Kyohei Hirata, Liana Christiani, Masaru Takada, Naoya Kobayashi, Shingo Baba, Youhei Nagamatsu, Megumi Takata

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Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are expected to be commercially available on the world market in 2015, therefore, introducing hydrogen-refueling stations is an urgent issue to be addressed. This paper proposes deployment plan of hydrogen infrastructure for the success of their market penetration in the Northeastern United States. The plan consists of three-timeline stages from 2013 to 2025 and divides the designated region into urban area, suburban area and area adjacent to expressway, so that easy to access to hydrogen stations can be realized. Station is chosen from four types of stations: off-site station, urban-type on-site station, suburban-type on-site station and portable station, associated with growing demand. In addition, on-site station is used as hydrogen production factory for off-site station to save total investment. This deployment plan shows that 83% of urban residents can reach station within 10 min in 2025, and that more than 90% people especially in four major cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. can get to station within 10 min by Geographic Information System (GIS) calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7449-7459
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - May 5 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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