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Energy Storage

Energy Storage

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It is about how to store energy at industrial scale
It is about how to store energy at industrial scale

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Published by: Taricioglu on Jul 19, 2012
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Hydrogen is presently used mostly as chemical feedstock in the petrochemical
industry, and in food, electronics and metallurgical processing industries. Hydrogen
is however believed to have a great potential to be used as major energy carrier for
clean energy systems in the future. A society powered almost entirely by hydrogen,
the most abundant element in the universe, is a strong vision for the future.
Hydrogen can be used in transportation, buildings, utilities, and industry, and can be
used as chemical storage compound. For instance, renewable resources like wind
and solar power can be used to extract hydrogen from water with the only emission
of oxygen. The intermittency of renewable resources can then be balanced by
hydrogen combustion reforming water. One of the technologies that can be used for
conversion is the fuel cell (compare chapter B). Hence hydrogen is complementary
and not competing with the renewable conversion technologies.
When hydrogen is used as an energy source, it ideally generates no emissions other
than water. It would therefore strongly contribute to the reduction of energy-linked
environmental impacts especially regarding anthropogenic emissions into the
atmosphere. If combined with decarbonization technologies, hydrogen can be used


Kevin Stork, Office of Transportation Technologies, John Wozniak, Johns Hopkins Applied
Physics, Laboratory, and Dale Tiller, Lincoln Composites

Chemical Storage Systems


for upgrading carbon-rich fuels like biomass and some solid and liquid fossil fuels,
to less carbon-intensive fuels and therefore support CO2-emission mitigation.
Making the hydrogen vision a reality in the 21st Century is the goal of many
researchers at universities and industries which have started to align their efforts
internationally (IEA 2000).

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