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The Hydrogen Economy
Professor Paul Dodds
Professor of Energy Systems, University College, London
Abstract: Hydrogen, as the main constituent of town gas, caused an energy revolution when it was introduced across the UK in the 1810s. Might we return to using hydrogen again in the future? Hydrogen (including hydrogen-based compounds such as ammonia) is the only zero-carbon energy carriers other than electricity and heat that are under serious consideration for the future. For the last 20 years, the transport sector has been considered the primary future market for hydrogen, but have battery electric vehicles already taken the lead in that market? We will take a tour through the potential uses of hydrogen, from cars, trucks and trains, to heating our houses and powering industry. We will examine the innovation challenges and opportunities for both hydrogen and fuel cells, from both engineering and economic perspectives, to underpin a hydrogen economy.
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