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The Hydrogen Economy
Opportunities and Challenges

£124.00

Michael Ball, Felipe Andrés Toro, Gustav Resch, Anne Held, Mario Ragwitz, Clemens Cremer, Werner Weindorf, Ulrich Bünger, Martin Wietschel, Philipp Seydel, Maximilian Fichtner, Farikha Idrissova, Frank Marscheider-Weidemann, Elna Schirrmeister, Annette Roser, Christoph Stiller, Joan Ogden, Christopher Yang, Ulrike Hasenauer, Sabine Jokisch, Stefen Boeters, Wolfgang Schade, Claus Doll, Eberhard Jochem
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  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521882163

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  • Responding to the sustained interest in and controversial discussion of the prospects of hydrogen, this book strives to reflect on the perspectives of a hydrogen economy in light of the global energy challenge, in particular the question of how to meet the growing demand for transport energy in the long term and how to secure sustainable energy for transportation. This book stands out from other publications by its emphasis on setting the scene for hydrogen, and the comprehensive coverage of all aspects related to the hydrogen subject. It aims to provide a reference and compendium about hydrogen that should be of interest to anyone who wants to catch up on the status of the hydrogen discussion, look up a specific aspect related to hydrogen, or understand how hydrogen comes off compared to other mobility solutions. The book should appeal to a fairly broad readership: academia, policy makers and industry.

    • Assesses the virtues and downsides of hydrogen compared to alternative fuels in the transport sector, enabling readers to have an informed opinion on this controversial issue
    • Discusses long-term global hydrogen supply scenarios and contribution to CO2 emissions reduction, increasing awareness of the consequences of the hydrogen economy
    • Comprehensive literature review and overview provides a road-map for more detailed reading
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    Review of the hardback: '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

    Review of the hardback: '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

    Review of the hardback: '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

    Review of the hardback: 'This is a useful book: it is also a serious book. … This book provides a comprehensive summary of our current state of knowledge about transitioning to a hydrogen economy. It is thus an excellent springboard from which we can and should continue our efforts to explore, assess, and depending on our judgments, further pursue the hydrogen option.' John B. Heywood

    Review of the hardback: '… a useful addition to the literature …' Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521882163
    • length: 672 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Scope of the book Michael Ball
    2. Why hydrogen? Michael Ball
    3. Non-renewable energy resources: fossil fuels, supply and future availability Michael Ball
    4. Non-renewable energy resources: nuclear fuels Michael Ball and Felipe Andrés Toro
    5. Assessment of the potentials for renewable energy sources Gustav Resch, Anne Held, Felipe Andrés Toro and Mario Ragwitz
    6. Carbon capture and storage Clemens Cremer
    7. Energy chain analysis of hydrogen and its competing alternative fuels for transport Werner Weindorf and Ulrich Bünger
    8. Hydrogen today Martin Wietschel, Michael Ball and Philipp Seydel
    9. Fundamental properties of hydrogen Maximilian Fichtner and Farikha Idrissova
    10. Hydrogen production Michael Ball, Werner Weindorf and Ulrich Bünger
    11. Hydrogen storage Maximilian Fichtner
    12. Hydrogen distribution Michael Ball, Werner Weindorf and Ulrich Bünger
    13. Key role of fuel cells Frank Marscheider-Weidemann, Elna Schirrmeister and Annette Roser
    14. Hydrogen infrastructure build-up in Europe Michael Ball, Philipp Seydel, Martin Wietschel and Christoph Stiller
    15. Building a hydrogen infrastructure in the US Joan Ogden and Christopher Yang
    16. Hydrogen and the electricity sector Martin Wietschel, Clemens Cremer and Michael Ball
    17. Hydrogen corridors Martin Wietschel and Ulrike Hasenauer
    18. Economic impacts of hydrogen Martin Wietschel, Sabine Jokisch, Stefen Boeters, Wolfgang Schade and Philipp Seydel
    19. Sustainable transport visions: the role of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle technologies Martin Wietschel and Claus Doll
    20. Energy-efficient solutions needed – paving the road for hydrogen Eberhard Jochem
    21. The future of hydrogen - opportunities and challenges Martin Wietschel and Michael Ball
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael Ball, Shell, The Netherlands

    Martin Wietschel, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Contributors

    Michael Ball, Felipe Andrés Toro, Gustav Resch, Anne Held, Mario Ragwitz, Clemens Cremer, Werner Weindorf, Ulrich Bünger, Martin Wietschel, Philipp Seydel, Maximilian Fichtner, Farikha Idrissova, Frank Marscheider-Weidemann, Elna Schirrmeister, Annette Roser, Christoph Stiller, Joan Ogden, Christopher Yang, Ulrike Hasenauer, Sabine Jokisch, Stefen Boeters, Wolfgang Schade, Claus Doll, Eberhard Jochem

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