U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels Workshop

Fuel experts from China, India, and the United States shared lessons learned about deploying CNG- and hydrogen-fueled vehicles in public transit fleets and the consumer sector at the Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels: Lessons Learned for the Safe Deployment of Vehicles workshop. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted the workshop on December 10-11, 2009. Here you'll find information about the workshop's focus, agenda and notes, and presentations.

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Focus of the Workshop

The workshop aimed to:

  • Compare fuel properties—including blends—industries, and applications (e.g., product specifications, tanks, reliability, safety procedures, risk mitigation, and dispensing)
  • Identify research needed to ensure safe use of onboard and bulk storage tanks
  • Determine ways to standardize domestic and international codes and standards
  • Collect feedback from demonstration activities and real-world applications in the United States and internationally
  • Identify future workshops, briefings, classes, communication plans, and collaborations needed.

Agenda and Notes

The following agenda and notes provide summary information about the workshop.


The following presentations were delivered at the workshop.

Overview of United States Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities (PDF 2.3 MB)

Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Acting Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program / Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Keynote: CNG, H2, CNG-H2 Blends—Critical Fuel Properties and Behavior (PDF 3.5 MB)

Dr. Jay Keller, Sandia National Laboratories

Safety and Regulatory Structure for CNG, CNG-H2 Vehicles and Fuels in India (PDF 72 KB)

Mr. Ambrish Mishra, Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Safety and Regulatory Structure for CNG, CNG-H2, H2 Vehicles and Fuels in China (PDF 2.3 MB)

Professor Jinyang Zheng, Zhejiang University

Safety and Regulatory Structure for CNG/H2 Vehicles and Fuels in the United States (PDF 2 MB)

Ms. Barbara Hennessey, DOT

Successful Adoption of CNG and Emerging CNG-H2 Program in India (PDF 6.2 MB)

Mr. Narendra Pal, Research Scholar, University of Nevada, Reno

Lessons Learned from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous Fuels (PDF 4.5 MB)

Mr. Douglas Horne, Clean Vehicle Education Foundation; Mr. Rob Adams, Marathon Technical Services

CNG and Hydrogen Tank Safety, R&D, and Testing (PDF 2.6 KB)

Mr. Joe Wong, Manager, Clean Transportation Engineering, PowerTech

Keynote: Overview of Indian Hydrogen Program and Key Safety Issues for Hydrogen Fuel (PDF 400 KB)

Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

Hydrogen Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure in China (PDF 1.3 MB)

Professor Jinyang Zheng, Zhejiang University

Hydrogen Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure in India (PDF 7.4 MB)

Professor L. M. Das, Indian Institute of Technology

The Hydrogen Laboratory and The Brazilian Reference Center for Hydrogen Energy (PDF 621 KB)

Mr. Jim Ohi, DOE Consultant

Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project (PDF 3 MB)

Mr. John Garbak, DOE