Weinert, Jonathan X., Liu Shaojun, Joan M. Ogden, Ma Jianxin (2006) Hydrogen Refueling Station Costs in Shanghai. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-06-04
The costs for four different station types are analyzed with respect to size and hydrogen production method. These costs are compared with cost estimates of similar stations built in California. Based on the hydrogen station cost analysis conducted here, we have found that hydrogen costs ($/kg) vary considerably based on station type and size. On-site hydrogen production from methane or methanol results in the lowest cost per kg. The higher cost of truck-delivered hydrogen from industrial sites in Shanghai vs. California is mainly due to feedstock costs differences. Electrolyzer stations yield the highest hydrogen cost.