Potential Applications of Electrolysis for Commercial Hydrogen Production

  • Aneeya Kumar Samantara
  • Satyajit Ratha
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)


The fossil fuel based energy resources are considered as the primary source of energy for day today requirement. But the limited reserve and carbon emission during the combustion process restricts their use demanding an alternative resource. After numerous research efforts, the researchers have successfully stored solar energy in form of chemical energy, especially in molecular hydrogen (H2). Like oil and natural gases, hydrogen is not energy but stores and carries energy. On the other hand, for ease of use, the online production of H2 remain indispensable. This chapter presents the development in the use of electrolysis for commercial hydrogen production, onsite electrolysis and use of H2 as a clean fuel in vehicles.


Fuel cell Hydrogen Onsite production Electrolyzer Centralized production 


  1. Cleantech Group. (2018). The role of green hydrogen in global decarbonization.Google Scholar
  2. Dodds, P. E., Staffell, I., Hawkes, A. D., Li, F., Grünewald, P., McDowall, W., & Ekins, P. (2015). Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for heating: A review. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2065–2083.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. DOE. (2014). Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen production and distribution [WWW Document].Google Scholar
  4. Eisentraut, A., & Brown, A. (2014). Heating without global warming - market developments and policy considerations for renewable heat, Iea.Google Scholar
  5. GasTerra. (2018). Hydrogen and CCS: A smart combination.Google Scholar
  6. Global CCS Institute. (2018). Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Submission on the Development of a National Hydrogen Strategy Introduction to the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute What do you think are the two or three most significant recent developments in hydrog.Google Scholar
  7. Hydrogen Council. (2017). Hydrogen scaling up : A sustainable pathway for the global energy transition. Hydrog. Counc. Hydrog. scaling up a sustain. Pathw. Glob. energy transition. 80.
  8. Hydrogen economy: it’s time to scale it up - Pierre-Etienne Franc, (n.d.).Google Scholar
  9. IEA Hydrogen. (2017). Global trends and outlook for hydrogen, prepared by mary-rose de Valladares.Google Scholar
  10. Is On-Site Electrolysis Hydrogen Generation a Fit for Your Hydrogen Requirement?, (n.d.).Google Scholar
  11. Morgan, T. (2006). The hydrogen economy. A non-technical review.
  12. (n.d.). Will hydrogen break the battery market?Google Scholar
  13. IRENA. (2018). Hydrogen From Renewable Power: Technology outlook for the energy transition.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aneeya Kumar Samantara
    • 1
  • Satyajit Ratha
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesNational Institute of Science Education and ResearchKhordhaIndia
  2. 2.School of Basic SciencesIndian Institute of TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

Personalised recommendations