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Feasibility study for the transition towards a hydrogen economy: A case study in Brazil

Authors
Journal
Energy Policy
0301-4215
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
62
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.071
Keywords
  • Hydrogen
  • Wind Energy
  • Solar Energy
Disciplines
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract Fossil fuels use has caused serious environmental impacts worldwide, mainly related with the greenhouse effect intensification. One strategy to mitigate such impacts is the use of hydrogen in combustion processes. Additionally, hydrogen can be utilized as an energy vector for storage purposes and is also classified as a fuel of the future, due to the low emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. The present paper shows results of a computational simulation carried out for the state of Cear√°, Brazil, considering scenarios for the use of electrolytic hydrogen obtained with the use of photovoltaic (PV) modules and wind energy converters, as a substitute of fluid fossil fuels.

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