The Hydrogen Economy Opportunities Costs Barriers

The Hydrogen Economy Opportunities Costs Barriers

The Hydrogen Economy Opportunities Costs Barriers
pdf | 7.41 MB | English | Isbn:978-0309091633 |
Author: Leona Coffee | PAge: 256 | Year: 2004


The announcement of a hydrogen fuel initiative in the President’s 2003 State of the Union speech substantially increased interest in the potential for hydrogen to play a major role in the nation’s long-term energy future. Prior to that event, DOE asked the National Research Council to examine key technical issues about the hydrogen economy to assist in the development of its hydrogen R&D program. Included in the assessment were the current state of technology; future cost estimates; CO2 emissions; distribution, storage, and end use considerations; and the DOE RD&D program. The report provides an assessment of hydrogen as a fuel in the nation’s future energy economy and describes a number of important challenges that must be overcome if it is to make a major energy contribution. Topics covered include the hydrogen end-use technologies, transportation, hydrogen production technologies, and transition issues for hydrogen in vehicles.
Table of Contents

  • Front Matter
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Framework for Thinking About the Hydrogen Economy
  • 3. The Demand Side: Hydrogen End-Use Technologies
  • 4. Transportation, Distribution, and Storage of Hydrogen
  • 5. Supply Chains for Hydrogen and Estimated Costs of Hydrogen Supply
  • 6. Implications of a Transitionto Hydrogen in Vehicles for the U.S. Energy System
  • 7. Carbon Capture and Storage
  • 8. Hydrogen Production Technologies
  • 9. Crosscutting Issues
  • 10. Major Messages of the Report
  • References
  • Appendix A: Biographies of Committee Members
  • Appendix B: Letter Report
  • Appendix C: DOE Hydrogen Program Budget
  • Appendix D: Presentations and Committee Meetings
  • Appendix E: Spreadsheet Data from Hydrogen Supply Chain Cost Analyses
  • Appendix F: U.S. Energy Systems
  • Appendix G: Hydrogen Production Technologies: Additional Discussion
  • Appendix H: Useful Conversions and Thermodynamic Properties

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