Hydrogen Fuel Cell Application for Port Drayage Trucks: Integrated transportation and energy modeling

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) technology provides a viable pathway for the decarbonization of medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV). In particular, the port drayage trucks reap significant decarbonization benefits from the transformation to a green hydrogen FCEV fleet. However, proper quantification of hydrogen demand is needed for the optimal and economic design of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). The energy demand models in the literature are based on macroscopic trucking activities with assumed trucking fleet behavior and FCEV technology. These macroscopic models are incapable of accurately capturing variations in demand at specific locations. This project proposes a data-driven microscopic simulation approach to model energy demand at high spatial resolution for drayage trucks. This energy demand model will be integrated into various HRS design scenarios to estimate the levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH). The integrated model will be extended to an economic analysis framework for testing the viability of various green hydrogen infrastructures for a specific drayage fleet.

Principal Investigator: 
Shams Tanvir
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CSU Long Beach

January 2024 to December 2024
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