What is it about?
This scientific publication highlights the importance of using renewable energy sources for hydrogen production through water electrolysis, and how hydrogen can be a sustainable energy carrier that can be transported and stored. The publication explores the trade-offs between producing hydrogen locally and transporting it from a remote location with a higher renewable energy potential. The authors suggest that in some cases, it may be better to produce hydrogen at a location with higher renewable energy potential, even if it requires transportation over long distances. The publication also outlines criteria for identifying the most environmentally-friendly way to produce and transport hydrogen to meet the energy demands of modern society.
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Why is it important?
This work is important because it addresses a critical issue in the transition to renewable energy sources: how to effectively transport and store energy generated from remote renewable sources to areas of high energy demand. Hydrogen produced through water electrolysis, powered by renewable energy sources, is a promising option as a sustainable energy carrier that can be readily transported and stored. However, there is a trade-off between producing hydrogen locally and transporting it from a remote location with a higher renewable energy potential, and it is important to identify the most environmentally-friendly option. This study provides insight into this trade-off and offers criteria for identifying the most sustainable locations for hydrogen production and transport. Promoting the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable energy carriers like hydrogen contributes to mitigating the negative effects of climate change while meeting the rising demands for energy.
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This page is a summary of: Environmental Assessment of Climate-Friendly Hydrogen Supply Chains - A Trade-Off Between Capacity Utilization and Transport Distance?, November 2022, Applied Energy Innovation Institute (AEii), DOI: 10.46855/energy-proceedings-10174.
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