Power-to-hydrogen and hydrogen-to-X pathways: Opportunities for next generation energy systems

Robert R. Dickinson, Nikolaos Lymperopoulos, Alain Le Duigou, Paul Lucchese, Christine Mansilla, Olfa Tlili, Nouri John Samsatli, Sheila Samsatli, Marcel Weeda, Denis Thomas, Pierluigi Mancarella, Francesco Dolci, Eveline Weidner

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Abstract

Energy systems are evolving rapidly around the world, driven mainly by CO2-e reduction targets. This has led to opportunities for integrated low carbon electricity-and-fuel systems founded on large scale 'Power-to-Hydrogen, Hydrogen-to-X' (PtH-HtX). Power-to-Hydrogen (PtH) refers to large scale electrolysis. Hydrogen-to-X (HtX) refers to a range of high value products and services. If these pathways start with low-carbon electricity, then the fuel consumed at the downstream end also low-carbon. Use of intermittently low valued power lowers all production costs. This paper specifically identifies the main pathways and interconnections in a way that overcomes the ambiguities inherent in the term 'Power-to-Gas'. In turn, this provides solid and easier to understand foundations for building legal and regulatory frameworks for new business opportunities along the lengths of the numerous pathways from supply to consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2017
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2017
Event14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2017 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2017
Abbreviated titleEEM 2017
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period6/06/179/06/17

Keywords

  • Energy markets
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Load management
  • Low carbon fuels
  • Power-to-gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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