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HyWays: The European Hydrogen Roadmap
Hyways Partnership, 
Gepubliceerd door: Publicatie datum:
ECN Beleidsstudies 22-2-2008
ECN publicatienummer: Publicatie type:
ECN-B--08-006 Boek(hoofdstuk)
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Gepubliceerd in: HyWays: The European Hydrogen Roadmap, editor: H. Jeeninga, ECN.

Hydrogen is an energy carrier with zero carbon content. Just like electricity, hydrogen can be produced from all energy resources, such as biomass, wind and solar energy, nuclear energy and clean fossil fuels. It can be converted to power and heat with high efficiency and zero emissions, especially when used in fuel cells. It improves security of supply due to the decoupling of demand and resources, allowing each European member state to choose its own energy sources. The possibility of taking the frontrunner position in the worldwide market for hydrogen technologies provides new economic opportunities and strengthens European competitiveness. Despite these promising prospects, the introduction of hydrogen into the energy system does not happen autonomously. Substantial barriers have to be overcome, ranging from economic and technological to institutional arriers. The HyWays Roadmap and Action Plan for hydrogen in Europe provide a strategy to overcome these barriers.

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