The new fuel cell vehicle to expand infrastructure – 70MPa the start of the operation of hydrogen stations

Conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) this week, and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) tank of the vehicle twice the previous 70MPa (700 atmospheric pressure) of hydrogen filling station for hydrogen-operation And in the press and public facilities. The pressure of 70MPa hydrogen storage, FCV is one of the practical application of a range of issues, the level of gasoline in cars and decompression is an effective way. The operation of the station, hydrogen filling a variety of procedures and cost, safety, energy efficiency, such as data acquisition and for the purpose of the demonstration will continue a two-year period.

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Also, according 70MPa FCV hydrogen storage system with the start of the demonstration, showing that the vehicles. A range of highway running to determine the effect of the extension, and fuel economy that will be measured. Will be subject to testing, FCHV-adv. (Toyota) / X-TRAIL FCV (Nissan) / SX4-FCV (Suzuki) in the three models, each manufacturer will have a range of more than 830km/500km about / 250km and.

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hydrogen station

FCV and the 70MPa hydrogen station and the U.S. are underway in Germany, GM and Daimler-70MPa FCV and the running of public roads. Also, in Japan FCCJ (Council for the Promotion of practical application of fuel cells), recent domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers in the domestic energy companies under the agreement, “fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen filling stations to popularize business in 2015 and started full-scale” Has announced that scenario, 70MPa, and one of the first important step is.

Demonstration was held to 12, 2007 at the start of the project is implemented, Niiti Tomuro Association for the Promotion of Engineering, and he Shiyougo Watanabe of Japan Automobile Research Institute to the press before presenting a summary trial. Among the main test of a hydrogen station in charge of the said, “70MPa to be filled, 35MPa was not required in the need to be devised. For example, is filled with hydrogen and a fast rise in temperature. 70MPa goal Value in three minutes or five minutes trying to fill this need for cooling and energy, FCV well to wheel of a decline in energy efficiency. Future, ECV when the spread of the automobile Mitigation of environmental impact in order to fulfill the role that the tank production in the refrigerant temperature and the amount of energy consumed by data measured, the extended-range, FCV and the balance of convenience must be verified “, Explained the purpose of testing.

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hydrogen station

In addition, the hydrogen was released Senju Station (Tokyo Arakawa), following Daikoku hydrogen station in December in Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa), 09 hydrogen stations in January Funabashi (Hunahashi Tiba), the Yokohama in February Asahi hydrogen station (Yokohama, Kanagawa) will be a series of NIEs 70MPa.

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This post was written by admin on September 22, 2008

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Tokyo Gas,hydrogen and hydrogen filling stations to increase the pressure to twice the demonstration to begin testing

Tokyo Gas, the Ministry of Economy, “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC Project),” based on trials have demonstrated that hydrogen station JHFC (Tokyo), hydrogen fueling pressure on the traditional two-fold And 70 MPa (700 Pressure) equipment to supply expanding this as a demonstration study began.
Regarding the practical use of fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen storage methods and vehicle mileage (range) is the major challenge to the extension. 70MPa-board hydrogen storage, the weight of hydrogen to increase the range and effective means of expanding one of the demonstration study abroad is also progressing.
Tokyo Gas said the demonstration study, which until JHFC 35 MPa hydrogen demonstration station using the test pressure swing adsorption (PSA) scheme to use hydrogen production equipment. At the same time, the additional 80 MPa hydrogen compressor, gas facilities, driving, 70 MPa hydrogen to fill. The bus driver through the optimum speed filling and related equipment safety and durability of the system-wide evaluation, such as energy efficiency, fuel cell vehicles consider the optimum pressure hydrogen storage and related equipment, components and materials for standardized data Acquisition, analysis was conducted.
Along this verification test, Tokyo Gas has been using two 35 MPa corresponding fuel cell vehicles of one, 70 MPa hydrogen storage system with the new fuel cell car, “Toyota FCHV-adv” change the (Nikkei Ecology edit / EMF)

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This post was written by admin on September 17, 2008

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Mitsubishi Gas output of 300 W accepted fuel-cell power supply, the output of the cell density is 130 mW/cm2

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., 2008 September 10 to 12 at Tokyo Big Sight, held in the 5th ECO-MAnufacture2008 (environment, energy, manufacturing measures Exhibition / Technology Conference), accepted by the fuel cell power unit the Exhibited.

Active direct methanol fuel cell system (DMFC) and a built-in, the output is 300 W (AC100V). 4L fuel tank, about 8 hours continuous operation. Outer width of 380 mm, D 450 mm, height 300 mm, dry weight is 22 kg. Fuel is 54 percent concentration methanol-water solution is used.

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This post was written by admin on September 17, 2008

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Renault Scenic ZEV H2

Renault has very large projects in the electric vehicle, but he also sees further. In every sense, including that of having more autonomy through a fuel cell (CAP) powered by hydrogen. With a reservoir pressure of 350 bars, the autonomy of the Scenic ZEV H2 already reached 350 km, and although Renault has not done, it would be possible to put a reservoir to 700 bars of pressure, for bring to more than 500 km. The 350 bars nevertheless sufficient to validate the technology, more promising than any electric batteries, and with even more easily than Renault may not station outlet of hydrogen at 700 bars on its test centre. Renault Scenic ZEV H2

Renault Scenic ZEV H2The base used to develop these prototypes is well known is that the Grand Scenic. But there is a substantial difference between these protos hydrogen and a Scenic standard height. Renault has clearly not yet know-how Honda, which has launched production of the FCX Clarity, he had slightly (6 cm still) raise its Scenic to enable it to accommodate a technology for which he had, it is true, not been designed. There is also inlets different, a PAC to need more air an engine combustion, it has expanded those of Scenic.

But alongside this, to understand these differences, a surprising thing, a very small thing, the logo. The Scenic indeed, is Renault-Nissan badge. There are perhaps who remember the first prototype Renault PAC, a Laguna break at the end of the last century. It was conducted by the manufacturer french. While it is a collaborative effort of 2 marks Allied, which is not an evil, but emphasize that Nissan has provided the most important, namely the CAP and Lithium-Ion battery. Elements imagine that very close to those of Nissan FCV. Renault Scenic ZEV H2

Renault Scenic ZEV H2The architecture of the vehicle is divided into 3. It is under the hood the electric motor and transmission (one report, move forward or backward), accompanied by any power electronics that control the car, and an air compressor. The air is sent to the CAP, located in the center of the car, under the front passenger seat, which combines with hydrogen from a tank located under the floor of the trunk, near the battery. This architecture is not ideal. The solution Honda or GM, to use a large central console, to house elements, is definitely more skilled.

But these manufacturers have chosen to develop a dedicated architecture, where Renault has chosen to adapt the existing platform of Scenic. With this constraint, it has been fairly successful, since habitability is fully preserved. Only the trunk is somewhat reduced, by a raised floor. It is therefore aboard a Scenic normal, ie a well-designed car at the interior, albeit with a modified instrumentation, or more exactly appropriate.The revolution and the regime gives the electric motor, the gauge gasoline has become an indicator of pressure hydrogen, while the indicator energy is available on the navigation screen. Renault Scenic ZEV H2

Renault Scenic ZEV H2The electric motor has a power of 90 kW, which seems sufficient, but not exciting as long as this Scenic hydrogen is 300 kg heavier (!) That the diesel model series (dCi 130). It is 1850 kg on the scale, and much. It may still, of course, appreciate the flexibility unmatched electric motor, but with a top speed of 160 km / h and an acceleration of 0 to 100 km / h to 14 “65, there is no What complacency. It is true that there is no need for athletic performance to validate and test the technology and hydrogen CAP, but in competition, the GM Sequel goes from 0 to 100 km / h in under 10 seconds.

So if this prototype is a good effort on the part of the brand in diamond, which was late, it shows that Renault follows, but remains behind the leaders of hydrogen as GM, Honda or Toyota. To compensate, we look forward to the future electric Renault. The earlier, or Kangoo Express, had not been very successful.But that was partly due to the network, which had been unable (or unwilling) to make the necessary effort to promote them. With a strong commitment by Carlos Ghosn himself for future Renault and Nissan electric cars Series scheduled for 2010/2011, we do not have many doubts they are the best globally. Finally green rimera with Renault!

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This post was written by admin on September 16, 2008

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The new Toyota FCHV drive north of the earth

Honda has announced that mass production of fuel cell vehicles “clarity” is a feeling of future automotive debut in style. F1 race, similar to rival Honda fuel cell vehicles will also work hard, because Toyota can not keep silence. It would be, F1 funds to take over the development of fuel cell vehicles, Toyota’s recent trend that is worrisome?

Previous reports, as the Hokkaido Shibetsu Toyota’s vast small test course “iQ” we were able to hold the steering thing, but when this latest fuel cell hybrid vehicle, “Toyota FCHV-adv (Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle – advanced) “could also test-drive.

Toyota FCHV is like Honda’s new platform is a nonissue because we have not given, but the contents have been steadily evolving. Toyota to develop a lot of people see the situation is quiet SUV “Krueger”, already has completed the production and sales of the model may be used by. Somehow it felt old. Hokkaido test-ride event Okamoto, who was vice chairman of Toyota’s “do not always make the body, so please be patient,” he added. The most important thing is the performance of fuel cell reliability of the cost.

Asahikawa in Shibetsu test from the 100 km road course FCHV to drive. ETC with Krueger also enjoy the highway. The passenger seat Ishiguro, Chair of the developers sit.

he fuel-cell vehicles have a hybrid system. Nickel-metal hydride secondary battery and fuel cell body (stack) combination.Stack becomes easy to replace internal combustion engines. In other words, you accumulate savings to electric box-like secondary battery, a stack of electrical power generation system is paired with the other two. The Prius has the same meaning.

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300 ~ 500km rather than the medium-range game is?

Asahikawa in Amsterdam to leave. And a stop signal, fuel cells will automatically shut down. Unlike the internal combustion engine stops, originally quiet stack is shut down, the feeling is not idle stop. And when the brake energy regeneration, but can not originally high energy efficiency (energy consumption is low), meaning the recovery is extremely high. Less money from a large portion of your change.

But the model is the relationship between secondary battery capacity, many of the regenerative energy recovery can not. The next step is to practical use lithium-ion batteries until the recovery rate is low. Therefore, even if actually running the engine brakes feel very strong. This recovery rate is low.

700 low-pressure hydrogen gas fuel is using, but this time as there is no hydrogen station areas, how the hydrogen to fill it out? So the idea is hideous mobile hydrogen station. Iwatani International Corporation of Japan has undertaken a hand.

Honda has 350 hydrogen gas pressure system will be stuck with the world becoming a standard atmospheric pressure is 700. Kruger Toyota FCHV SUV is a vehicle height is high, so high-pressure hydrogen storage tank to the floor. Highly efficient hybrid system and a combination of the stack, and 700 with a low-pressure fuel FCHV is a range of more than 500 km that is secure.

Ride in the passenger seat while driving Organizer Ishiguro, a variety of stories blast. Osaka to Tokyo’s Odaiba hydrogen from the station until without refueling (lubrication oil so the word is also incorrect) to cover the whole of it. Also, Toyota will run only secondary battery EV (electric vehicle) and fuel-cell vehicles to differentiate how the idea? The answer is that distance and duration. For example, 200 ~ 300 km run in the EV, 300 ~ 500 Km of fuel cell vehicles, 500 ~ 1000 Km of internal combustion engines and hybrid might be considered.

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With an output of 90kW fuel cell

Honda has stuck with the 350 Pressure is the reason for this is to think of hydrogen filling. Excessive pressure of 700 and it is not practical. Honda is certainly plausible explanation.

Pressure 700 manufacturers from around the world to believe that immediate standard is 700 atmospheres, you can study, because we can reduce later. Ishiguro, as Chair of Toyota’s my opinion “about 500 atmospheric pressure at the optimal solution might have,” he said in the study stage in the high hurdles mean that there would be a good idea.

Since evolution of the FCHV is very cold areas where there is work that has been confirmed. Organizer Ishiguro himself all over Canada and the Arctic Circle, close to the cold-start test and the minus 37 degrees and it was confirmed that the work.

Get on the freeway and the performance of the newly evolved FCHV shock. 90kW higher output in the design of a new generation of high-performance fuel cells to beat him hurtling to earth in the north. “Dental and well” is an expression of literary, but it is quiet, tire and wind noise, the lone road only hear the sound.

Output 90kW how big? Have been installed in my home for a family of fuel-cell stack is only 1 kW. This compared to how energy is used vehicle or vehicles that would be understandable. Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle that is one of about 50 households MAKANAE power to them.

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Hydrogen energy is becoming a source of intuition

I felt attracted to fuel-cell cars is almost the same time Toyota and Mercedes are the future of automotive fuel cell vehicles is a powerful message out from the start.

Attracted more than anything is that the hydrogen fuel. It was Mechanical Engineering students to teachers is a pioneer in the hydrogen engine. The premises of a prototype of a hydrogen engine vehicle is “PUTSUNPUTSUN” BAKKUFAIYA out with a big, run, it was left to the head. Is the car’s hydrogen energy and intuitive feeling was that instead of hydrogen-burning hydrogen engine, hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen power can be interested.

My steering wheel is the first time in 1996, “RAV4″ made the EV-based early stage. Tokyo Gas, the site of a test ride. At that time, technology is the hydrogen-absorbing alloy metals (rare earth) type. So I ran and the weight is too groggy to remember.

But remarkable progress has been made in 2001, the Prius hybrid system that combines the same. And finally minister in December 2002 to develop fuel-cell vehicle certified by the Cabinet and Government / leasing companies have started selling.

Toyota’s efforts to follow this has been the Honda and DaimlerChrysler and General Motors (GM). Toyota will further fuel cell bus in collaboration with Hino Motors, Daihatsu and Nissan’s fuel cell car developed. Honda differences in company size and the development of the road map is somewhat different.

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Fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles colleagues in the broad sense

The FCHV-adv hydrogen tank is two-fold increase in the fuel economy mode and that can travel 840 km. The safety of the car violently crushing a hydrogen tank would also be protected so strongly built on it.

What is worrisome is sent to stack the hydrogen leak of hydrogen in the pipeline. The FCHV hydrogen exclusively from side to side, before and after the crash sensors to place the cabin at the top of the stack and the hydrogen tank and a hydrogen leak is equipped with sensors to detect. As a result, hydrogen and hydrogen tank leak may have automatically closed the valves.

Japan in September 2008 from the sale of some government agencies to lease began. Priced at 7,760 US$ per month for 30 months and lease expensive, but still, someone is not going to use the attention of the world.
Toyota, Honda and Nissan continued to fuel cell vehicles to show for his attention, but I wonder about the electric vehicle is equipped with a lithium-ion batteries are completely separate working on it. Fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles in the broad sense of camaraderie. In that sense, the Japanese fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles, the roadmap is a different feeling in there?

Electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles or energy from the viewpoint of the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan’s fuel-cell vehicles to conduct field trials “JHFC (hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project),” fuel-cell-related private companies Making “FCCJ (Fuel Cell Commercialization Council)”, and the spread of electric cars is another program that is working hard to understand.

Withdrawal from fossil fuel and renewable energy to achieving a sustainable society is possible. Ishiguro, Chair of the sides to listen to Toyota’s technical department in the diversity of electric drive technology while fully understanding the technology and scrub.

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This post was written by admin on September 16, 2008

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