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Hydrogen is a carbon-free fuel which oxidises to water as a result of combustion. This fuel can be stored and transported over long distances so that energy could be transported from energy-rich countries by ship to Europe, for use in gaseous or liquid form. Solar energy is considered for the primary energy source, with particular emphasis on hydropower, which is by now widely available. Techniques of hydrogen production, vectorisation and end-use, as well as safety aspects, costs and strategy for its implementation, are discussed. Also described is the Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project (EQHHPP), including its latest realisation of seven demonstration projects on the use of hydrogen in the fields of public transport, aviation propulsion, steel fabrication and storage.

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Authors: GRETZ J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Second World Renewable Energy Congress, Reading (GB), September 13-18, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37093 ORA
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