Infrastructure investment for a transition to hydrogen road vehicles

Jonathan Köhler, Martin Wietschel, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Dogan Keles, Wolfgang Schade

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Abstract

This paper describes work undertaken in the MATISSE project to explore the potential for a sustainable hydrogen transition within Europe and the implications for infrastructure investment. Results from the ASTRA model show that a transition to hydrogen transport fuels would have an increase in GDP, employment and investment; and growth in a number of sectors (electronic, chemical, mechanical, automotive) associated with FCV technology. A hydrogen diffusion model shows that in a few years after 2040 all cars in Germany could be hydrogen driven cars. Fast build up of a network of at least 500 filling stations (in urban areas and at highways) is very important for the market acceptance of hydrogen vehicles and compared with subsidies for vehicles and fuel the necessary investments are very small. For fuel infrastructure: · Only a total amount of approx. 200 million Euros are necessary for infrastructure build up in urban areas · Additional support is needed for installation of hydrogen filing stations at highways (approx. 100 million Euros).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Nov 200812 Nov 2008

Publication series

Name2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008

Conference

Conference2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period10/11/0812/11/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Köhler, J., Wietschel, M., Whitmarsh, L., Keles, D., & Schade, W. (2008). Infrastructure investment for a transition to hydrogen road vehicles. In 2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008 [5439664] (2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFRA.2008.5439664