Updates on Hydrogen Value Chain: A Strategic Roadmap

Garcia-Navarro J, Isaacs MA, Favaro M, Ren D, Ong WJ, Grätzel M, Jimenéz-Calvo P (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2023


DOI: 10.1002/gch2.202300073


A strategic roadmap for noncarbonized fuels is a global priority, and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a key focus of the Paris Agreement to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures. In this context, hydrogen is a promising noncarbonized fuel, but the pace of its implementation will depend on the engineering advancements made at each step of its value chain. To accelerate its adoption, various applications of hydrogen across industries, transport, power, and building sectors have been identified, where it can be used as a feedstock, fuel, or energy carrier and storage. However, widespread usage of hydrogen will depend on its political, industrial, and social acceptance. It is essential to carefully assess the hydrogen value chain and compare it with existing solar technologies. The major challenge to widespread adoption of hydrogen is its cost as outlined in the roadmap for hydrogen. It needs to be produced at the levelized cost of hydrogen of less than $2 kg−1 to be competitive with the established process of steam methane reforming. Therefore, this review provides a comprehensive analysis of each step of the hydrogen value chain, outlining both the current challenges and recent advances.

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Garcia-Navarro, J., Isaacs, M.A., Favaro, M., Ren, D., Ong, W.J., Grätzel, M., & Jimenéz-Calvo, P. (2023). Updates on Hydrogen Value Chain: A Strategic Roadmap. Global Challenges. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gch2.202300073


Garcia-Navarro, Julio, et al. "Updates on Hydrogen Value Chain: A Strategic Roadmap." Global Challenges (2023).

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