THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY BLASTS OFF

The Iceland government is backing a programme to remove all fossil-fuel requirements from the country. The key is to use hydrogen or hydrogen-rich compounds in vehicles powered by fuel cells. The first hydrogen buses will be introduced in Reykjavik in 2003, filling up with hydrogen-rich methanol at a new filling station built by Shell. The existing bus fleet will be replaced with vehicles powered by polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Fuel cell cars for private transportation will be introduced. Hydrogen is produced in Iceland for use in fertilizers, but the capacity will need to be increased. Hydrogen will probably be stored as methanol. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report setting out its vision of hydrogen as the nation's premier energy carrier. The transition to a hydrogen economy is discussed.

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    Institute of Physics Publishing, Limited

    Bristol BS1 6HG,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • CHAPMAN, T
  • Publication Date: 2002-7

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 29
  • Serial:
    • PHYSICS WORLD
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0953-8585

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  • Accession Number: 00963936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM