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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE FreedomCAR AND Fuel Partnership SECOND REPORT Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 2 Board on Energy and Environmental Systems Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
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COMMITTEE ON REVIEW OF THE FREEDOMCAR AND FUEL RESEARCH PROGRAM, PHASE 2 CRAIG MARKS, Chair, NAE,1 Altarum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan PETER BEARDMORE, NAE, Ford Motor Company (retired), West Bloomfield, Michigan DAVID L. BODDE, Clemson University, South Carolina GLENN A. EISMAN, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York W. ROBERT EPPERLY, Consultant, Mountain View, California DAVID E. FOSTER, University of Wisconsin, Madison JOHN b. HEYWOOD, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Harold H. Kung, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois JAMES J. MacKENZIE, World Resources Institute (retired), Washington, D.C. CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge ROBERT J. NOWAK, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (retired), Rehoboth Beach, Delaware MICHAEL P. RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (retired), Moorestown, New Jersey Vernon P. Roan, University of Florida (professor emeritus), Gainesville BERNARD ROBERTSON, NAE, DaimlerChrysler Corporation (retired), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan R. RHOADS STEPHENSON, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (retired), Consultant, La CaÃ±ada, California KATHLEEN C. TAYLOR, NAE, General Motors Corporation (retired), Falmouth, Massachusetts GIRI VENKATARAMANAN, University of Wisconsin, Madison BRIJESH VYAS, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, New Jersey Subgroup on Systems Analysis and Simulation JOHN B. HEYWOOD, Lead PETER BEARDMORE DAVID L. BODDE DAVID E. FOSTER HAROLD H. KUNG CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE BERNARD ROBERTSON 1National Academy of Engineering.
Subgroup on Advanced Combustion Engines, Emissions Control, and Hydrocarbon Fuels DAVID E. FOSTER, Lead JOHN B. HEYWOOD HAROLD H. KUNG MICHAEL P. RAMAGE BERNARD ROBERTSON KATHLEEN C. TAYLOR Subgroup on Electrochemical Energy Storage BRIJESH VYAS, Lead CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE ROBERT J. NOWAK GIRI VENKATARAMANAN Subgroup on Fuel Cells GLENN A. EISMAN, Lead ROBERT J. NOWAK VERNON P. ROAN KATHLEEN C. TAYLOR BRIJESH VYAS Subgroup on Electric Propulsion, Electrical Systems, and Power Electronics GIRI VENKATARAMANAN, Lead BERNARD ROBERTSON BRIJESH VYAS Subgroup on Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Off-board Storage W. ROBERT EPPERLY, Lead DAVID L. BODDE GLENN A. EISMAN HAROLD H. KUNG JAMES J. MacKENZIE MICHAEL P. RAMAGE vi
Subgroup on Onboard Hydrogen Storage KATHLEEN C. TAYLOR, Lead DAVID L. BODDE CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE ROBERT J. NOWAK VERNON P. ROAN R. RHOADS STEPHENSON Subgroup on Safety R. RHOADS STEPHENSON, Lead DAVID L. BODDE W. ROBERT EPPERLY HAROLD H. KUNG CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE Subgroup on Materials PETER BEARDMORE, Lead GLENN A. EISMAN CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE KATHLEEN C. TAYLOR Project Staff James Zucchetto, Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) PANOLA GOLSON, Program Associate (BEES) (until March 2007) KATHERINE BITTNER, Senior Program Assistant LaNITA JONES, Program Associate vii
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DOUGLAS M. CHAPIN, Chair, NAE,1 MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia ROBERT W. FRI, Vice-Chair, Resources for the Future (senior fellow emeritus), Washington, D.C. RAKESH AGRAWAL, NAE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana ALLEN J. BARD, NAS,2 University of Texas, Austin ANDREW BROWN, JR., NAE, Delphi Corporation, Troy, Michigan MARILYN BROWN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta PHILIP R. CLARK, NAE, GPU Nuclear Corporation (retired), Boonton, New Jersey (term ended July 31, 2007) MICHAEL L. CORRADINI, NAE, University of Wisconsin, Madison PAUL DeCOTIS, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany E. linn draper, jr., NAE, American Electric Power, Inc. (emeritus), Austin, Texas CHARLES H. GOODMAN, Southern Company (retired), Birmingham, Alabama DAVID G. HAWKINS, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C. JAMES MARKOWSKY, NAE, Consultant, North Falmouth, Massachusetts DAVID K. OWENS, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C. WILLIAM F. POWERS, NAE, Ford Motor Company (retired), Ann Arbor, Michigan TONY PROPHET, Carrier Corporation, Farmington, Connecticut (term ended July 31, 2007) MICHAEL P. RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company (retired), Moorestown, New Jersey MAXINE SAVITZ, NAE, Honeywell, Inc. (retired), Los Angeles, California PHILIP R. SHARP, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. (term ended July 31, 2007) SCOTT W. TINKER, University of Texas, Austin Staff JAMES ZUCCHETTO, Director KATHERINE BITTNER, Senior Program Assistant MATT BOWEN, Senior Program Associate (until November 2007) DUNCAN BROWN, Senior Program Officer JENNIFER BUTLER, Financial Assistant (until December 2007) 1National Academy of Engineering. 2National Academy of Sciences. viii
DANA CAINES, Financial Associate ALAN CRANE, Senior Program Officer PANOLA GOLSON, Program Associate (until May 2007) JOHN HOLMES, Senior Program Officer LaNITA JONES, Program Associate MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer (until April 2007) MADELINE WOODRUFF, Senior Program Officer ix
Preface As outlined in the Partnership Plan, the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Partnership is a major long-term research effort whose ultimate goal is to enable the full spectrum of light-duty passenger vehicle classes to operate completely free of petroleum and free of harmful emissions while sustaining the driving publicâs freedom of mobility and freedom of vehicle choice. This research is directed and supported by a collaboration among the U.S. government, in particular the De- partment of Energy (DOE); the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), whose members are Chrysler LLC, the Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation; and five key energy companies: BP America, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corporation, and Shell Hydrogen (U.S.). During the past 4 years, this Partnership has established a roadmap with a detailed set of research goals and milestones and has funded projects to enable progress toward its very ambitious ultimate goal, which is of critical strategic importance to the United States and to each of the companies involved. This report is the result of the second biennial review of the progress of this program by the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 2, chartered by the National Research Council (NRC). It assesses the structure and management of the program, as well as the nature, adequacy, and progress of the research activities being conducted. Critique and recommenda- tions are provided for each of the areas assessed with the intent of enhancing the progress of this very important program. Craig Marks Chairman xi
Acknowledgments The committee wishes to thank members of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Part- nership, all of whom contributed a significant amount of their time and effort to this National Research Council (NRC) study by giving presentations at meetings, responding to requests for information, or providing valuable input. Finally, the chair wishes to recognize the committee members and the staff of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems for their hard work in organizing and plan- ning committee meetings and their individual efforts in gathering information and writing sections of the report. This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures ap- proved by the NRCâs Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: William Agnew, NAE, General Motors Research Laboratories, retired, Andrew Brown, NAE, Delphi Corporation, Tom Cackette, California Air Resources Board, Charles H. Goodman, Southern Company Services, Inc., retired, Julius Harwood, NAE, Ford Motor Company, retired, Â Fritz R. Kalhammer, Electric Power Research Institute, retired, John Kassakian, NAE,Â Massachusetts Institute of Technology, xiii
xiv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Gene Nemanich, Consultant, and ChevronTexaco Ventures, retired,Â Dan Sperling, University of California, Davis, Rodney Tabaczynski, NAE, RJ Technologies, LLC, and John J. Wise, NAE, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, retired. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive com- ments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recom- mendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Elisabeth M. Drake, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Appointed by the National Research Council, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.
Contents SUMMARY 1 1 INTRODUCTION 16 Background, 16 Goals and Targets, 18 Organization of the Partnership, 19 Recent Initiatives, 21 Vehicle and Fuel Technologies, 23 Committee Approach and Organization of This Report, 24 References, 25 2 MAJOR CROSSCUTTING ISSUES 27 Strategic Planning and Decision Making, 27 Safety, 36 Technical Validation, 41 Building Partnerships with New Ventures, 43 Environmental Issues, 45 References, 46 3 VEHICLE SUBSYSTEMS 48 Introduction, 48 Advanced Combustion, Emissions Control, and Hydrocarbon Fuels, 51 Fuel Cells, 56 Onboard Hydrogen Storage, 62 Electrochemical Energy Storage, 68 xv
xvi CONTENTS Electric Propulsion, Electrical Systems, and Power Electronics, 74 Structural Materials, 77 References, 80 4 HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, DELIVERY, AND DISPENSING 81 Program Overview, 81 Hydrogen Fuel Pathways, 82 Hydrogen Production, 84 Hydrogen Delivery, Dispensing, and Transition Supply, 95 References, 101 5 OVERALL ASSESSMENT 102 Major Achievements and Technical Barriers, 102 Adequacy and Balance of the Partnership, 111 Overall Response to Phase 1 Recommendations, 117 References, 120 APPENDIXES A Organization Chart for the U.S. Department of Energyâs Office 123 of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members 125 C Presentations and Committee Meetings 134 D Recommendations from National Research Council Review of the 137 FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 1 E Acronyms 145
Tables and Figures TABLES 3-1 USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for PHEVs, 73 4-1 Funding Levels for Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Dispensing Activities in the Partnership, 82 4-2 Delivery and Dispensing Energy Efficiency, 97 4-3 Cost Targets for Hydrogen Delivery and Dispensing, 98 4-4 Budgets for Hydrogen Delivery Activities, 99 5-1 DOE Funding for Hydrogen Activities, 112 5-2 Funding for the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative, 113 5-3 DOE Funding for Vehicle Technologies Portion of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, 116 FIGURES 1-1 FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership organizational structure, 19 2-1 Models and analysis type matrix, 28 3-1 Distribution of DOE FY06 funding for the advanced combustion and emission control technical team, 53 3-2 Two estimates of 2006 costs for fuel cell systems, 57 3-3 Fuel cell R&D funding, allocated and requested, 59 xvii
xviii tables and figures 5-1 Estimated budget for the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership for FY07 Continuing Resolution, 111 5-2 Distribution of $268 million total funding by recipient type for the DOE hydrogen program in FY07, 113 5-3 Distribution of $126.7 million total funding by recipient type for vehicle technologies portfolio of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership for FY07, 114