1.1 Motivation: The Hydrogen Economy

The energy supply to the humankind in the last two centuries was solely based on fossil fuels such as coal in the nineteenth century and crude oil and natural gas in the twentieth century. Unfortunately, this fossil fuel-based economy has led to a number of new challenges facing all of us in the twenty-first century such as global warming and following climate changes due to the release of growing amounts of greenhouse gas CO2, poor urban air quality, and reduction in the world crude oil supply, which could reach so-called Hubbert’s Peak around year 2011–2020. It is also noted that no major oil field has been discovered since 1970 [1]. Since the mid-1970s a concept of ecologically clean Hydrogen Economy has been gaining momentum as essentially the only viable remedy for the growing world energy problems. The Hydrogen Economy offers a potential solution to satisfying the global energy requirements while reducing (and eventually eliminating) carbon...


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