The development of the project includes the hybrid energy storage system consisting of the ammonia-powered fuel cell, the Li-ion battery and the super-capacitor, the power conditioning system for the ammonia-powered fuel cell, the energy control technology for improving system efficiency, and the mini-ebus prototype with the total drive range of 500 km.
A hydrogen-powered EV has disadvantages of high cost of hydrogen storage and risk of explosion. In this project, hydrogen is produced from ammonia on the vehicle for feeding fuel cells. A large storage of hydrogen is not needed as the hydrogen is consumed immediately. There are no hazardous issues from the hydrogen. Non-explosive ammonia is a zero-emission fuel.
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