|Source:||Savannah River Site|
|Date:||5/1/96 Record No.: 10351|
|Contact:||William A. Summers, 803-652-1846|
Hydrogen Fueled Bus
SRS, through its Economic Development Division, is also leading a major program to develop a hydrogen fueled bus, to be demonstrated in the local area. Hydrogen will be generated on site using water electrolysis and metal hydride storage. Low temperature hydride storage will provide the onboard hydrogen, and the bus will use a series-hybrid electric drive system (Westinghouse) with an IC engine that will be adaptable to future fuel cell systems. The schedule calls for testing in mid 1996, with city operation thereafter.