Chapter 14. Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells as the Bridging Technologies towards a Sustainable Energy System

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen4
  1. Frank A. de Bruijn1,
  2. Bert Rietveld2 and
  3. Ruud W. van den Brink1

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch14

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

de Bruijn, F. A., Rietveld, B. and van den Brink, R. W. (2007) Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells as the Bridging Technologies towards a Sustainable Energy System, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 4

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Programme Unit Hydrogen and Clean Fossil Fuels, Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    ECN (Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands), P.O. Box 1, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • hydrogen production;
  • fuel cells;
  • sustainable energy system;
  • natural gas;
  • CO2 capture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • The Hydrogen Energy Chain

    • Hydrogen Sources and Production

    • Use of Hydrogen in Stationary and Mobile Applications

  • Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas

    • Conventional Hydrogen Production

      • Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas

      • Hydrogen Production from Other Feedstocks

    • Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture

      • CO2 Capture

  • Novel Processes for Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture

    • Hydrogen Membrane Reactors

    • Sorption-enhanced Reforming and Water-gas Shift

  • Conclusions and Catalytic Challenges

    • Electrochemical Hydrogen Production and Conversion

      • Kinetics of the Electrochemical Hydrogen–Oxygen Processes

      • Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis

      • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

      • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

  • References