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Mine Loader (2002)

 

Presentation

March 2002, Nevada, USA

Manufacturer

Caterpillar Elphinstone

Technology provider

Nuvera Fuel Cells
Fuelcell Propulsion Institute

Partner

Vehicle

Caterpillar-Elphinstone R1300

Status

Prototype under development

Passenger capacity

1

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

FC-battery hybrid system : 140 kW peak with three PEMFC stacks (with 402 cells in total) developed by Nuvera: 87 kW @ 290 V, 300 A with 112NiMH batteries: 65 kWe for 2 minutes 

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

Removable MH storage supplied by Hera

Range, consumption

~ 200 km  

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Goals

Lifetime of the FC stack: 1,000 hours

Costs, prices

Project costs_ ~ 7.6 million US$

Funding

US$613,500 – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); US$260,000 – Natural Resources Canada (NRCan); US$353,500 – Cost share by industrial partners

Source, link

http://www.fuelcellpropulsion.org/mine_loader.htm

Comments

Project start date: October 2001 Projected end date: December 2006

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