Improving the efficiency of Hydrogen fuelling stations with Ionic liquids

Hydrogen is a promising vehicle fuel that emits no greenhouse gases at the end use and can be produced from avariety of renewable and low-carbon sources. However, to provide a useful vehicle range it has to be stored atvery high pressures, with maximum pressures as much as 800 times atmospheric pressure. Fuel stations that candeliver this pressure use a lot of energy and require large, strong, and expensive equipment. This project willinvestigate a promising approach that will reduce both the energy required and the system size and cost for vehiclefueling with hydrogen. By using a liquid to drive the hydrogen into the vehicle tank, the system can be moreefficient, more compact and more reliable. The intern will develop a system model and then build and test systemcomponents. The partner will then use the results in developing a proof-of-concept system.

Yameena Naqvi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Gordon McTaggart-Cowan
British Columbia
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