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Hydrogen futures : toward a sustainable energy system
Dunn, Seth.
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Washington, DC : Worldwatch Institute, [2001]

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90 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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"August 2001."
Gases rising -- Feedstock today, fuel tomorrow -- Engines of change -- The fuel choice question -- Greening the infrastructure -- Building the hydrogen economy -- Hydrogen links.
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Seth Dunn is a Research Associate at the Worldwatch Institute

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Gases Risingp. 13
Feedstock Today, Fuel Tomorrowp. 28
Engines of Changep. 39
The Fuel Choice Questionp. 44
Greening the Infrastructurep. 54
Building the Hydrogen Economyp. 62
Appendix Hydrogen Linksp. 76
Notesp. 79
Tables and Figures
Table 1 Oil Imports as a Share of Total Energy Requirements, Industrial Nations, 1990-2020p. 22
Table 2 Methods of Storing Hydrogenp. 36
Table 3 Methods of Transporting Hydrogenp. 38
Table 4 Main Types of Fuel Cellsp. 40
Table 5 Ten Elements of a Hydrogen Policyp. 64
Figure 1 Global Energy Systems Transition, 1850-2150p. 14
Figure 2 The Atomic Hydrogen/Carbon Ratiop. 16
Figure 3 Hydrogen-Carbon Ratio, World Energy Mix, 1860-1990p. 17
Figure 4 World Carbon Emissions from Fossil Fuel Burning, 1950-2000p. 23
Figure 5 Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and Global Average Surface Temperature, 1950-2000p. 24
Figure 6 A Hydrogen Energy Systemp. 29
Figure 7 A Renewable Hydrogen Cyclep. 33
Figure 8 A Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cellp. 42
Figure 9 Well-to-Wheels Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Gasoline ICE and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehiclesp. 48
Figure 10 Total Life Cycle Costs, Selected Fuel/Vehicle Combinationsp. 60
Box: Is Hydrogen Safe?p. 19