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Title The hydrogen economy : opportunities, costs, barriers, and R&D needs / Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies..

Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2004.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  333.793 HYDR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126).
Contents Origin of the Study 8 -- Department of Energy Offices Involved in Work on Hydrogen 8 -- 2 A Framework for Thinking About the Hydrogen Economy 11 -- Overview of National Energy Supply and Use 11 -- Energy Transitions 11 -- Motivation and Policy Context: Public Benefits of a Hydrogen Energy System 14 -- Scope of the Transition to a Hydrogen Energy System 16 -- Competitive Challenges 17 -- Energy Use in the Transportation Sector 22 -- Four Pivotal Questions 23 -- 3 Demand Side: Hydrogen End-Use Technologies 25 -- Transportation 25 -- Stationary Power: Utilities and Residential Uses 30 -- Industrial Sector 34 -- Summary of Research, Development, and Demonstration Challenges for Fuel Cells 34 -- Findings and Recommendations 35 -- 4 Transportation, Distribution, and Storage of Hydrogen 37 -- Molecular Hydrogen as Fuel 38 -- Department of Energy's Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan 43 -- Findings and Recommendations 43 -- 5 Supply Chains for Hydrogen and Estimated Costs of Hydrogen Supply 45 -- Hydrogen Production Pathways 45 -- Consideration of Hydrogen Program Goals 46 -- Cost Estimation Methods 48 -- Unit Cost Estimates: Current and Possible Future Technologies 49 -- Comparisons of Current and Future Technology Costs 54 -- Unit Atmospheric Carbon Releases: Current and Possible Future Technologies 58 -- Well-to-Wheels Energy-Use Estimates 60 -- Findings 60 -- 6 Implications of a Transition to Hydrogen in Vehicles for the U.S. Energy System 64 -- Hydrogen for Light-Duty Passenger Cars and Trucks: A Vision of the Penetration of Hydrogen Technologies 65 -- Carbon Dioxide Emissions as Estimated in the Committee's Vision 69 -- Some Energy Security Impacts of the Committee's Vision 73 -- Other Domestic Resource Impacts Based on the Committee's Vision 75 -- Impacts of the Committee's Vision for Total Fuel Costs for Light-Duty Vehicles 79 -- 7 Carbon Capture and Storage 84 -- Rationale of Carbon Capture and Storage from Hydrogen Production 84 -- Findings and Recommendations 90 -- 8 Hydrogen Production Technologies 91 -- Hydrogen from Natural Gas 91 -- Hydrogen from Coal 93 -- Hydrogen from Nuclear Energy 94 -- Hydrogen from Electrolysis 97 -- Hydrogen Produced from Wind Energy 99 -- Hydrogen Production from Biomass and by Photobiological Processes 101 -- Hydrogen from Solar Energy 103 -- 9 Crosscutting Issues 106 -- Program Management and Systems Analysis 106 -- Hydrogen Safety 108 -- Exploratory Research 110 -- International Partnerships 112 -- Study of Environmental Impacts 113 -- Department of Energy Program 114 -- 10 Major Messages of This Report 116 -- Major Recommendations 118 -- A Biographies of Committee Members 129 -- B Letter Report 133 -- C DOE Hydrogen Program Budget 137 -- D Presentations and Committee Meetings 139 -- E Spreadsheet Data from Hydrogen Supply Chain Cost Analyses 141 -- F U.S. Energy Systems 194 -- G Hydrogen Production Technologies: Additional Discussion 198.
Other author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use.
National Academy of Engineering.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Subject Hydrogen industry -- United States.
Hydrogen as fuel -- Economic aspects -- United States.
ISBN 0309091632 (book)
0309530687 (PDF)