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Green Fleet: A Prototype Biogas and Hydrogen Refueling Management System for Private Fleet Stations


Biogas and hydrogen (H2 ) are breaking through as alternative energy sources in road transport, specifically for heavy-duty vehicles. Until a public network of service stations is deployed for such vehicles, the owners of large fleets will need to build and manage their own refueling facilities. Fleet refueling management and remote monitoring at these sites will become key business needs. This article describes the construction of a prototype system capable of solving those needs. During the design and development process of the prototype, the standard industry protocols involved in these installations have been considered, and the latest expertise in information technology systems has been applied. This prototype has been essential to determine the Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Risks (SCOR) of such a system, which is the first step of a more ambitious project. A second stage will involve setting up a pilot study and developing a commercial system that can be widely installed to provide a real solution for the industry.

Funding source: This project was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, with Next Generation funds from the European Union, within the framework of the Support Program for Innovative Business Groups, Grant no. AEI-010500-2021b-110.
Related subjects: Applications & Pathways
Countries: Spain

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