Friday, December 7, 2012

New Hydrogen Report Released by U.K. Group

A new report from the U.K.-based Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) highlights hydrogen's potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving the efficiency of renewable technologies, including wind and solar power. The report explores how hydrogen can be used as a carrier to store energy produced from a wide range of primary sources and to fuel electric vehicles or heating and power generation applications.
For example, the authors explain how excess electrical output from solar and wind facilities can be used to produce hydrogen, which can be transported and used later to produce heat or electricity with zero carbon emissions, reducing dependency on fossil fuels. Similarly, they say storing and transferring energy using hydrogen could support and complement other technologies to combat climate change such as carbon capture and storage technology.

Source: IGEM

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