Hydrogen as a Strategic Secondary Energy Carrier

  • Thomas HamacherEmail author


Hydrogen is already today a basic resource in the chemical industry. In the future hydrogen has the potential to become a major energy carrier in a sustainable energy future. After a general introduction to the properties, the production and distribution of hydrogen, the article discusses possible development paths of hydrogen. Hydrogen is of course not without competitors. Will electricity become the major final energy carrier or do we need especially for mobile applications or seasonal storage hydrogen? The build-up of a new infrastructure will only succeed if the general regulations are appropriate. Hydrogen will of course gain from a promotion of sustainable mobility, renewable energies and strict reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. That a hydrogen infrastructure can be set-up has already been proven in many industrial centers.


Fuel Cell Energy Carrier Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Seasonal Storage Salt Cavern 
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  1. 1.TU-MünchenMunichGermany

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