Development of New Hydrogen Refueling Method for Fuel Cell Motorcycle

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  • 2017-01-1184

Published:
  • 2017-03-28
Abstract:
Fuel cell automobiles are already on the market, and construction of hydrogen refueling stations is proceeding. Meanwhile, fuel cell motorcycles are still in the development stage, and it is necessary to develop a hydrogen refueling method for motorcycles. Automobiles and motorcycles should be able to share hydrogen refueling stations in the same manner as gasoline stations in order to reduce investment into infrastructure construction. However, the hydrogen vessel capacity of motorcycles is only a fraction that of automobiles, so the flow rate is too small and adjustment is a challenge when using a refueling method with a fixed pressure ramp rate, such as that of the automobile refueling standard. In addition, there are a number of issues for using the same refueling method as automobiles, such as cases in which the vessel becomes full simply by the refueling for initial pressure detection. For these reasons, it is a challenge to share hydrogen refueling stations with automobiles. To address the above issues, new technology was developed for use in combination with the MC-Formula refueling method proposed by Honda, which has already been adopted in the SAE standard. Tests using this method were conducted using an actual hydrogen refueling station, and the results provided prospects for a practical application for motorcycles to share hydrogen refueling stations with automobiles.
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