In response to the escalating energy crisis and related pollution problems, there is an urgent need to adopt new energy supply technologies that utilize renewable energy sources in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. Today, approximately 65 million tons of hydrogen are produced annually worldwide. Steam reforming of natural gas is the prevalent hydrogen production technology. Hydrogen is increasingly considered as a fuel for transport applications. Production from logistic fuels is considered a viable option to accelerate market introduction of hydrogen as an alternative energy carrier. Today, hydrogen is predominantly produced by steam reforming of natural gas in large-scale, central production plants. However, with an increasing share of fuel cell vehicles in the market, central hydrogen production will suffer from additional costs associated with the distribution of gaseous-phase hydrogen by trailer over long distances. In contrast, distributed hydrogen generation (DHG) at fueling stations offers the advantage of using readily available liquid fuels, e.g., diesel and biodiesel with high energy densities and existing infrastructure. DHG is widely seen as a promising alternative in the transition phase toward a fully renewable hydrogen production economy.
|Titolo:||Ultracompact biofuels catalytic reforming processes for distributed renewable hydrogen production|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1.1 Articolo su libro con DOI|