Fallacies of a Hydrogen Economy: A Critical Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Utilization PUBLIC ACCESS

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Frank Kreith

, 1485 Sierra Drive, Boulder, CO 80302

Ron West

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(4), 249-257 (Dec 21, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1834851 History: Received April 01, 2004; Revised August 13, 2004; Online December 21, 2004
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Pathways for hydrogen production and utilization. Number in oval denotes text section where pathway is discussed.
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Efficiency of steps in the pathway of producing electricity with a fuel cell fed by hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water powered by electricity from a primary source 2161718
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Steps in a well-to-wheel analysis for a ground transportation vehicle 12
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Schematic diagram of the steps in a well-to-wheel analysis for four basic ground transportation systems 12. Other configurations examined are variations on these basic concepts.
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Comparison of the efficiency of obtaining electric power from batteries charged from a primary source with the efficiency of a fuel cell/electrolysis system 2425




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