The feasibility of hydrogen economy – ACTS (2009-2012)

The hydrogen economy has become an accepted term for an energy system innovation that strongly depends on hydrogen as key energy carrier. The core hypothesis of this project is that the future of the hydrogen economy is dependent on a favorable combination of hydrogen technology cost reductions and global fossil fuel price escalations caused by a combination of fossil fuel depletion impacts and climate change policy measures. This hypothesis will be tested using an integrated model of the future European hydrogen economy and the global energy market with explicit representation of resource depletion and carbon price impacts. The project is commissioned by NWO and the project partner is ECN.

Contact information: Prof. dr. Marjan Hofkes