646 pages, 119 tones, 104 tabs, 221 figs
In the light of global energy use, the cost of energy services, concerns over energy supply security, climate change and local air pollution, this book centres on the question of how growing energy demand for transport can be met in the long term. Given the interest in and controversies on the prospects of hydrogen, it highlights the opportunities and challenges of introducing hydrogen as alternative fuel in the transport sector from an economic, technical and environmental point of view.
Through its multi-disciplinary approach, it provides researchers, decision makers and policy makers with a solid and wide-ranging knowledge base concerning the hydrogen economy.
Particular highlights include: assessment of the benefits and downsides of hydrogen compared to other alternative fuels; strategies and scenarios for a hydrogen infrastructure build-up; interactions between hydrogen production and the electricity sector; long-term global hydrogen supply scenarios and their impact on resource availability; the potential of hydrogen for decarbonising the transport sector; macro-economic impacts of introducing hydrogen
'This multi-disciplinary book significantly broadens the perspective on the prospects of hydrogen as a universal energy vector and fuel, and provides a very important addition to the policy debate over future sources of transportation energy and the role hydrogen can play for the decades to come.' Herbert Kohler, Chair of the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform 'The book is an important contribution to the discussion about the role of hydrogen in the future energy system, and should be of great interest to a broad readership, from policy makers to the general public.' Mustafa Hatipoglu, UNIDO-ICHET 'I strongly recommend this excellent book to energy engineers, environmentalists and decision makers, as well as those interested in the future of humankind and the welfare of the planet Earth.' T. Nejat Veziroglu, President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy
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