Transformation of electrical energy into hydrogen and its storage
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748, Garching, Germany
Accepted: 18 May 2021
Published online: 28 May 2021
The German national hydrogen strategy strongly supports the development of technologies to produce, store and distribute green hydrogen in large quantities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the public debate, it is often argued that the economic success of green hydrogen depends primarily on improved efficiencies, and reduced plant costs over large volumes and higher capacities. However, an economy based on the large-scale use of green hydrogen must also take into account the thermodynamic and technical limitations of the processes and components. This study therefore aims to assess the main technical challenges of the German approach to the large-scale use green hydrogen as a future energy carrier.
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