Resource Assessment for Hydrogen Production: Hydrogen Production Potential from Fossil and Renewable Energy Resources.
Author: Melaina, M.; Penev, M.; Heimiller, D.
Pages/Volumes: 57 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Document Type: Research Report
Subject Code Description: Hydrogen Technologies and Systems; Transportation; Energy Analysis
Abstract: This study examines the energy resources required to produce 4-10 million metric tonnes of domestic, low-carbon hydrogen in order to fuel approximately 20-50 million fuel cell electric vehicles. These projected energy resource requirements are compared to current consumption levels, projected 2040 business as usual consumptions levels, and projected 2040 consumption levels within a carbon constrained future for the following energy resources: coal (assuming carbon capture and storage), natural gas, nuclear (uranium), biomass, wind (on- and offshore), and solar (photovoltaics and concentrating solar power). The analysis framework builds upon previous analysis results estimating hydrogen production potentials and drawing comparisons with economy-wide resource production projections.
Accession Number: 55626
Library Notes: NPL-1309 REV
Report Numbers: TP-5400-55626
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