An environmental analysis of FCEV and H2-ICE vehicles using the Ecoscore methodology
In this paper, the Ecoscore methodology is used to assess the environmental impact of H2-ICE and fuel cell vehicles on a well-to-wheel basis. The Ecoscore is an environmental indicator for vehicles taking into account the impact on global warming, air quality depletion (divided into impact on human health and ecosystems) and noise. The Ecoscores of two FCEV and one H2-ICEV are calculated for different hydrogen production pathways (electrolysis and Steam Methane Reforming (SMR)), as well as for different methods of hydrogen storage (compression and liquefaction) and distribution (pipeline and truck). The highest Ecoscores — and thus best results - are obtained for vehicles using hydrogen from electrolysis produced with 100 % renewable energy, followed by SMR and then electrolysis using the Belgian electricity mix. Compression appears to be better than liquefaction to store hydrogen due to the high energy use for the liquefaction process, and this compressed hydrogen should be transported through pipelines in stead of by trucks to obtain the best environmental performance.
N., S.; F.-S., B.; J., M.; J.-M., T.; J., V.M. An environmental analysis of FCEV and H2-ICE vehicles using the Ecoscore methodology. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 635-646.
N. S, F.-S. B, J. M, J.-M. T, J. VM. An environmental analysis of FCEV and H2-ICE vehicles using the Ecoscore methodology. World Electric Vehicle Journal. 2009; 3(3):635-646.Chicago/Turabian Style
N., Sergeant; F.-S., Boureima; J., Matheys; J.-M., Timmermans; J., Van Mierlo. 2009. "An environmental analysis of FCEV and H2-ICE vehicles using the Ecoscore methodology." World Electr. Veh. J. 3, no. 3: 635-646.