Member Spotlight: Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories, answers the call for faster-to-market EV fuel cell stations.  Heeding California’s call for Winning the Clean Energy Transition, Sandia’s HyStEP (Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance) device accelerates hydrogen refueling station commissioning from months to just one week.

Developed by U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance device, or HyStEP, could reduce the time to commission new stations from months to just one week.  HyStEP is funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office as part of the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project.

“Industry stakeholders identified station commissioning as a challenge that the national laboratories have the resources to address,” said Joe Pratt, the Sandia H2FIRST project lead. Sandia and NREL contracted with Powertech Labs to build the HyStEP device.

As zero-emission vehicles, hydrogen vehicles are poised to revolutionize clean energy personal transportation. California is leading the nation, with the most hydrogen vehicles on the road of any state and plans to open 35 new retail hydrogen stations by the end of 2016. Sandia and NREL’s work on H2FIRST and in enabling modern codes and standards for the design, construction and operation of hydrogen refueling stations, is helping drive that momentum.  This is an important step in meeting the state’s ambitious carbon reduction and zero-emission vehicle goals. Read more>>

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