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Development of affordable, low carbon hydrogen supplies at an industrial scale

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Dermot Roddy


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An existing industrial hydrogen generation and distribution infrastructure is described, and a number of large-scale investment projects are outlined. All of these projects have the potential to generate significant volumes of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen. The technologies concerned range from gasification of coal with carbon capture and storage to gasification of a range of biomass streams. These biomass streams derive in turn from the supply chains that feed large liquid biofuel production plants—some operational and the others under construction. Having described how such developments are coming together in a particular location to allow accelerated movement toward a hydrogen economy, this article explores the conditions under which similar acceleration could be seen in other locations.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Roddy DJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

Year: 2008

Volume: 28

Issue: 2

Pages: 138-142

ISSN (print): 0270-4676

ISSN (electronic): 1552-4183

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.


DOI: 10.1177/0270467607313959


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