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Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Analysis

NREL's technology validation team is analyzing the availability and performance of existing hydrogen fueling stations, benchmarking the current status, and providing feedback related to capacity, utilization, station build time, maintenance, fueling, and geographic coverage.

As the market grows for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, so does the need for a comprehensive hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Participating partners from the U.S. hydrogen fueling station industry share raw data with NREL via the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center. NREL engineers perform uniform analyses on the detailed data and then report on their findings. While the raw data are secured by NREL to protect proprietary information, individualized data analysis results are provided as detailed data products to the partners who supplied the data. The analysis results are also aggregated into publicly available composite data products (CDPs) that show the status and progress of the technology, but don't identify individual companies.

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center to find hydrogen fueling station locations in the United States.

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Composite Data Products

View CDPs that focus on hydrogen fueling infrastructure:
All stations (retail and non-retail combined)
Retail stations only

Publications

The following publications provide more information about NREL's hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis activities and capabilities.

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2017 Annual Merit Review, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, and Michael Peters, Presented at the 2017 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2017)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: All Stations (Retail and Non-Retail Combined), Data through Quarter 4 of 2016, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, and Michael Peters (May 2017)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Retail Stations, Data through Quarter 4 of 2016, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, and Michael Peters (May 2017)

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2016 Annual Progress Report, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Matt Jeffers, and Mike Peters, Excerpt from the 2016 DOE Annual Progress Report (February 2017)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: All Stations (Retail and Non-Retail Combined), Data through Quarter 3 of 2016, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Michael Peters, and Matthew Jeffers (January 2017)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Retail Stations, Data through Quarter 3 of 2016, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Michael Peters, and Matthew Jeffers (January 2017)

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2016 Annual Merit Review, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Matt Jeffers, Genevieve Saur, and Mike Peters, Presented at the 2016 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2016)

Transportation Big Data: Unbiased Analysis and Tools to Inform Sustainable Transportation Decisions, NREL Fact Sheet (June 2016)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 4 of 2015, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Michael Peters, and Matthew Jeffers (May 2016)

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2015 Annual Progress Report, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Matt Post, and Mike Peters, Excerpt from the 2015 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2015)

Performance Status of Hydrogen Stations and Fuel Cell Vehicles, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Michael Peters, Matt Jeffers, and Genevieve Saur, Presented at the 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition (November 2015)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 2 of 2015, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Mike Peters, and Matthew Jeffers (November 2015)

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2015 Annual Merit Review, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, and Mike Peters, Presented at the 2015 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2015)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 4 of 2014, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, and Mike Peters (May 2015)

Next Generation Hydrogen Infrastructure Evaluation: 2014 Annual Progress Report, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Genevieve Saur, Matt Post, and Mike Peters, Excerpt from the 2014 DOE Annual Progress Report (November 2014)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 2 of 2014, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, and Mike Peters (November 2014)

Hydrogen Station Data Collection and Analysis: 2014 Annual Merit Review, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, and Mike Peters, Presented at the 2014 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2014)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 4 of 2013, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, and Mike Peters (May 2014)

Next Generation Hydrogen Infrastructure Evaluation: 2013 Annual Progress Report, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Genevieve Saur, Matt Post, and Mike Peters, Excerpt from the 2013 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2013)

Next Generation Hydrogen Station Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 2 of 2013, Sam Sprik, Jennifer Kurtz, Chris Ainscough, Matthew Post, Genevieve Saur, and Michael Peters (November 2013)

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, NREL Fact Sheet (September 2013)

Next Generation Hydrogen Infrastructure Evaluation: 2013 Annual Merit Review, Sam Sprik, Chris Ainscough, Jen Kurtz, and Michael Peters, Presented at the 2013 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (May 2013)

Next Generation Hydrogen Stations: All Composite Data Products through Fall 2012, Sam Sprik, Keith Wipke, Todd Ramsden, Chris Ainscough, and Jen Kurtz (October 2012)

Contacts

If you are interested in working with NREL's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, please contact NREL's Technology Validation Team at techval@nrel.gov.

For more information about NREL's hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis, contact Sam Sprik.