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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Design and operation of the hydrogen supply chain for fuel-cell vehicles in Expo Shanghai 2010

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Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center, School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University 4800 Caoan Road, Shanghai, 201804, P.R.China
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Shanghai Sunwise Energy Systems Co., Ltd., 10 F(B), Yujia Buliding No.1336 Huashan Road Shanghai, 200052, P.R.China
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(4), 671-676; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj4040671
Published: 31 December 2010
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Abstract

During the Expo Shanghai 2010, 196 fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) were used to transport visitors in and around the Expo Site. To ensure a reliable fuel supply to these FCVs, a well-designed hydrogen supply chain was established, including an industrial by-product hydrogen purification facility, two fixed hydrogen refueling stations and two mobile hydrogen refueling stations. This paper describes the design of this hydrogen supply chain. The experiences, learnings and quantitative findings from the operation of this hydrogen infrastructure are also presented. In general, the hydrogen supply chain performed well in terms of hydrogen quality and the stations availability. The fact that the FCVs were refueled over 20000 times without major incidents can clearly be seen as a success.
Keywords: Hydrogen supply chain; fuel-cell vehicle; hydrogen refueling station Hydrogen supply chain; fuel-cell vehicle; hydrogen refueling station
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Pan, X.; Lv, H.; Zhou, W.; Ma, J.; Gao, D. Design and operation of the hydrogen supply chain for fuel-cell vehicles in Expo Shanghai 2010. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 671-676.

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