Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: Introduction

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: Introduction

TitleFuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: Introduction
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAdam Z Weber, Timothy E Lipman
EditorRobert A Meyers
Book TitleEncyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Pagination1 - 8
PublisherSpringer New York
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-1-4939-2493-6
Abstract

Hydrogen is a widely produced and used commodity, now being used as an energy carrier for stationary power and transportation markets. Tens of millions of tons of hydrogen are produced each year globally, mostly for large-scale industrial uses. As awareness grows for the need to reduce greenhouse gases and enable new energy paradigms, hydrogen is being seen as playing a critical role as shown in Fig. 1 [1]. Hydrogen provides chemical storage of electrical energy and can be efficiently converted to electricity on demand for distributed applications, thus enabling the global electrification trends. The [email protected] initiative in the United States, the commercialization of hydrogen technologies in Japan, the focus on power-to-gas and hydrogen utilization in Europe, all point toward a renaissance for hydrogen generation and utilization based on its ability to improve efficiency and reduce emissions across many sectors.

DOI10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_1051-1