A Clear Focus on the Future

Transportation

GTI Energy has an extensive fuel cell mobility program, and has partnered with government and private industry to further the use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel by delivering infrastructure, vehicle, engine, fuel dispensing, and system solutions for clean fuel cell vehicles.

Researchers have developed and evaluated a wealth of innovative technologies, and led numerous demonstration projects across the nation to assess impact and validate the technical and environmental case for implementing hydrogen-fueled fuel cell vehicles.

California Fuel Cell Partnership

GTI International subsidiary Frontier Energy has managed the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) since its inception 20 years ago. The partnership is leading market introduction of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations in the state. The Frontier Energy team is also working with GTI Energy on fuel cell truck pilot projects.

Capabilities

  • Technology development, design, and testing
    • Renewable hydrogen fuel systems infrastructure
    • Hydrogen storage, compression, and dispensing equipment
  • Vehicle testing and field demonstrations
  • Quality sampling and measurement
  • Codes and standards development support
  • Market development (California Fuel Cell Partnership)
    • Training, education, and outreach
    • Fueling infrastructure planning and deployment
Columbia Hydrogen Fueling Station CROP

Key Initiatives

Delivering high-impact, value-added research and technical services

SUCCESS STORIES

Designing and installing hydrogen fueling facilities

GTI Energy has partnered with government and private industry to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate technologies that further the use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel by delivering infrastructure, vehicle, engine, fuel dispensing, and system solutions for clean transportation fuel cell vehicles. GTI Energy and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) in Atlanta were chosen by the Carolina Research Association (SCRA) to design and install hydrogen fueling facilities in the greater Columbia, South Carolina area. The facilities were used during the National Hydrogen Association conference and the Columbia Fuel Cell Challenge in spring 2009.

Learn more about how GTI Energy scientists and engineers have tested and developed new components and systems, and developed and deployed hydrogen fueling stations and infrastructure.

Columbia H2 Station NHA

Converting Biogas to Hydrogen to Run Military Fuel Cell Vehicles

A project has been successfully completed between GTI Energy and the Department of Defense to condition wastewater treatment biogas into a high-quality biomethane fuel that is converted to hydrogen (via steam reforming).

Learn more about how GTI Energy scientists and engineers have tested and developed converting biogas to hydrogen transportation fuel.

JBLM Military Base Fuel Cell Bus

Developing Hydrogen Fueling Stations and Demonstrating Fuel Cell Technology

GTI Energy built and demonstrated the first hydrogen station that relied purely on “renewable natural gas” to support BMW’s fuel cell forklift operations at its vehicle assembly plant near Greenville, SC.

Learn more about how GTI Energy developed this hydrogen fueling station.

Molecular Hydrogen White

COMMERCIALIZED PRODUCT

Supporting fuel station certifications with new technology to measure hydrogen quality

Hydrogen dispensers at fueling station for fuel cell vehicles must confirm that these dispensers meet fuel quality guidelines. GTI Energy designed, developed, and tested the hydrogen quality sampling apparatus (HQSA) to support fuel station certifications. The portable and easy-to-use technology safely collects samples for analysis to measure hydrogen quality at the fuel station’s dispenser nozzle. Additionally, this apparatus was used to support the development of an ASTM standard for collection of pressurized hydrogen gas samples.

Presentation by Kevin Schnepp, California Department of Food and Agriculture, at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) Meeting held April 6–7, 2016, in Livermore, California.

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