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The concept of a hydrogen-based, clean, renewable energy system is currently investigated by European and Canadian industries and the JRC Ispra. The 100 MW pilot project is to demonstrate the provision of clean and renewable primary energy in the form of Canadian hydropower converted via electrolysis into hydrogen and shipped to Europe, where it is stored and used in different ways: electricity/heat cogeneration, vehicle and aviation propulsion and hydrogen enrichment of natural gas for use in industry and households. Two transport/storage modes are investigated: liquid hydrogen shipped in special LH(2) ships and methylcyclohexane as energy carrier shipped in normal product carriers. The costs of LH(2), produced with hydropower at 2 cents ECU/kWh, shipped to Europe and stored in the port of Hamburg, have been evaluated at 15 cents ECU/kWh (Reference case). Considerations are made of safety factors, the environment, costs, users and the European hydrogen market.

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Authors: GIACOMAZZI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Second Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting - Hydrogen Applications for a Sustainable Future, Arlington (US), March 13-15, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36031 ORA
Record Number: 199110799 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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