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Exploring The Fuel Cell Car Future: An Integrated Energy Model At The City Level

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030671

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

495.48 kb

Author(s)

P. Caratti, A. Haurie, D. Pinelli & D.S. Zachary

Abstract

Exploring the fuel cell car future: an integrated energy model at the city level P. caratti', A. ~ a u r i e ~ , D. ~ i n e l l i ' , D.S. zachary2 ' Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy. 2 LOGlLAB/HEC, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Abstract This paper explores the possible penetration of fuel cell car technologies in a context of sustainable urban transportation. The analysis is performed via an integrated energy model that places all technologies and energy forms in competition for satisfying a given set of useful demands or energy services. The time horizon is 45 years. Emissions of different air pollutants are recorded and globally constrained. The model is implemented in a case study corresponding to the canton of Geneva in Switzerland. An interesting feature of fuel cell cars is their potential contribution to the production of electricity to be distributed on the grid. This feature is represented in the integrated energy model. The analysis shows when this possible integration makes t

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