Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Refrigerated Transport


Benchmark refrigeration systems in the road transportation sector are powered by diesel, having operation costs of up to 6,000 €/y with the consequent increase of the goods cost. This chapter presents an alternative refrigeration system based on fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen as fuel, with higher efficiency, reduced costs and independent of diesel price fluctuations. Examples of the energy load profiles impact on the FC sizing, H2 consumption and system autonomy are presented as well as a description of the FC model and performance simulation results. The economical feasibility of this new refrigeration system linked to renewable energies is also analyzed and an economical assessment for different scenarios is presented.

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@inproceedings{Garde2015UseOH, title={Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Refrigerated Transport}, author={Raquel Garde and Fernando Jim{\'e}nez and Monica Aguado}, year={2015} }