Conventional and Renewable Energy-Based Hydrogen Production

  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
  • Prashant P. Revankar
  • Sharanabasava V. GanachariEmail author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
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Hydrogen is one of the most interesting elements found abundantly in the universe. Hydrogen is always visualized with the source of energy in the astrophysics where the hydrogen elements split up in a process called nuclear fission yielding enormous quality of energy in the stars which directly or indirectly forms the basis of all the life on the Earth or also on any other planet. Hydrogen thus can be considered as green fuel which can solve the present-day energy crisis of the world without polluting the environment unlike other sources of energy. Hydrogen being such a potential element in nature is the seems to be a promising fuel for utility applications. The various schemes of hydrogen production along with their advantages and disadvantages have been enumerated in the following sections of the chapter.


Renewable energy Hydrogen production Clean energy green fuel Green fuel Geothermal energy PV electrolysis Photocatalysis Photo-electrochemical Bio-photolysis Solar energy Geothermal energy Hydropower Biomass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
    • 1
  • Prashant P. Revankar
    • 1
  • Sharanabasava V. Ganachari
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Energy Cluster, Centre for Research in Renewable and Energy Systems, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  3. 3.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Startup)KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia

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