Life Cycle Costing Analysis: Tools and Applications for Determining Hydrogen Production Cost for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology

Martin Khzouz, Evangelos Gkanas, Jia Shao, Farooq Sher, Dmytro Beherskyi, Ahmad El-Kharouf, Mansour Al Qubeissi

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Abstract

This work investigates life cycle costing analysis as a tool to estimate the cost of hydrogen to be used as fuel for Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles (HFCVs). The method of life cycle costing and economic data are considered to estimate the cost of hydrogen for centralised and decentralised production processes. In the current study, two major hydrogen production methods are considered, methane reforming and water electrolysis. The costing frameworks are defined for hydrogen production, transportation and final application. The results show that hydrogen production via centralised methane reforming is financially viable for future transport applications. The ownership cost of HFCVs shows the highest cost among other costs of life cycle analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3783
Number of pages19
JournalEnergies
Volume13
Issue number15
Early online date15 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020

Bibliographical note

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Funder

This research was funded by the EU Commission KA107 project, grant number: 2018-1-UK01-KA107-047386.

Keywords

  • hydrogen economy
  • cost analysis
  • life cycle costing
  • methane reforming
  • water electrolysis
  • centralised hydrogen production

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