Key factors in planning a sustainable energy future including hydrogen and fuel cells
2006 (English)In: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, ISSN 0270-4676, E-ISSN 1552-4183, Vol. 26, no 4, 264-277 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, a number of future energy visions, especiallythose basing the energy systems on hydrogen, are discussed.Some often missing comparisons between alternatives, from asustainability perspective, are identified and then performedfor energy storage, energy transportation, and energy use invehicles. It is shown that it is important to be aware of thelosses implied by production, packaging, distribution, storage,and end-use of hydrogen when suggesting a "hydrogen economy."It is also shown that for stationary electric energy storage,fuel cell electrolyzers could be feasible. Zero-tailpipeemissionvehicles are compared. The battery electric vehicle has thehighest electrical efficiency, but other requirements implythat plug-in hybrids or fuel cell hybrids might be a betteroption in some types of vehicles. Finally, a simplified exampleis applied to the overall results and used to discuss the needsand nature of an energy system based on intermittent energysources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 26, no 4, 264-277 p.
sustainability, hydrogen, storage, intermittent, fuel cells, electric vehicles
Vehicle Engineering Chemical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8323DOI: 10.1177/0270467606290294OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8323DiVA: diva2:13614
QC 201007072008-05-052008-05-052012-10-02Bibliographically approved