ARB Research Seminar

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Hydrogen Energy Stations for Electricity and Hydrogen Co-Production

Timothy E. Lipman, Ph.D., Research Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley

February 28, 2007
Cal EPA Headquarters, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA



This talk will present recent analysis of "hydrogen energy stations" for co-production of hydrogen and electricity. While often considered independently, the transportation fuel and electricity sectors are becoming more intertwined as California charts its energy course for the 21st century. The analysis presented will focus on low-temperature (PEM and phos. acid) fuel cell based energy station designs, but will also discuss designs that employ high temperature fuel cells. Economic analysis results will be presented from the MATLAB/Simulink "Clean Energy Technologies Economics and Emissions Model" (CETEEM) for both near term and longer term cases, showing where and how hydrogen energy stations can be economically attractive means of producing relatively low volumes of hydrogen for vehicle refueling.

Speaker Biography

Timothy E. Lipman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Engineer with the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, where he also serves as Research Director for the institute's Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Dr. Lipman also has an affiliation with UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group, where he Co-Directs the Pacific Region Combined Heat and Power Application Center. Dr. Lipman is an energy and environmental technology, economics, and policy analyst whose research focuses on fuel cell technology, combined heat and power systems, renewable energy, hydrogen infrastructure, and electric-drive vehicles from an integrated economic, engineering, public policy, and environmental perspective. Dr. Lipman completed a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis with the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis in December of 1999, as well as an M.S. degree in 1998 in the technology track of the Graduate Group in Transportation Technology and Policy also at UC Davis. Dr. Lipman did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University.

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