The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
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The Hydrogen Economy:
Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
(2004)
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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.

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  • Energy and Energy Conservation — Policy, Reviews and Evaluations
  • Energy and Energy Conservation — Energy Use, Supply, Demand

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256 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
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ISBN: 978-0-309-09163-3
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National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

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