Recommendation. PNGV should consider conducting a comprehensive assessment of the consequences of fuel choices for fuel cells and their impact on PNGV’s direction and ultimate goals. PNGV should assess the opportunities and costs for generating hydrogen for fuel cells at existing service stations and storing it on board vehicles and compare the feasibility, efficiency, and safety of this option with onboard fuel reforming. This study would help PNGV determine how much additional effort should be devoted to the development of onboard fuel reforming technologies.

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