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System for dispensing hydrogen to a vehicle

United States Patent Application

20060236608
A1
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A system for delivering hydrogen to a vehicle is provided which includes a first hydrogen generator coupled to a first compressor. A second hydrogen generator is also provided that produces hydrogen gas at a pressure at least 2 times that produced by said first generator. Coupled to the second hydrogen generator is a second compressor that increases the pressure of the hydrogen gas produces to a desired delivery pressure. A storage vessel is coupled to both first and second compressors to store the hydrogen gas at a desired pressure level prior to dispensing.
Khan, Amjad (Newington, CT), Maloney, Thomas M. (Hebron, CT), Moulthrop, Lawrence Clinton (Windsor, CT), Kowalski, Michael Thomas (Seymour, CT), White, Erik James (Storrs, CT)
11/ 112,608
April 22, 2005
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-FG36-03GO13063 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.