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Title: Hydrogen production costs -- A survey

Hydrogen production costs -- A survey Hydrogen, produced using renewable resources, is an environmentally benign energy carrier that will play a vital role in sustainable energy systems. The US Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development of cost-effective technologies for hydrogen production, storage, and utilization to facilitate the introduction of hydrogen in the energy infrastructure. International interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier is high. Research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) of hydrogen energy systems are in progress in many countries. Annex 11 of the International Energy Agency (IEA) facilitates member countries to collaborate on hydrogen RD and D projects. The United States is a member of Annex 11, and the US representative is the Program Manager of the DOE Hydrogen R and D Program. The Executive Committee of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement in its June 1997 meeting decided to review the production costs of hydrogen via the currently commercially available processes. This report compiles that data. The methods of production are steam reforming, partial oxidation, gasification, pyrolysis, electrolysis, photochemical, photobiological, and photoelectrochemical reactions.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 674693
Report Number(s):DOE/GO/10170--T18
ON: DE99000534; TRN: AHC29820%%147
DOE Contract Number:FC36-96GO10170
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 4 Dec 1997
Research Org:Sentech, Inc., Bethesda, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 08 HYDROGEN FUEL; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; COST ESTIMATION; STEAM REFORMER PROCESSES; PARTIAL OXIDATION PROCESSES; GASIFICATION; PYROLYSIS; ELECTROLYSIS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PHOTOELECTROLYSIS; BIOPHOTOLYSIS