A review on hydrogen production using aluminum and aluminum alloys

H. Z. Wang, D. Y.C. Leung, M. K.H. Leung, Meng Ni

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The hydrogen economy has been identified as an alternative to substitute the non-sustainable fossil fuel based economy. Ongoing research is underway to develop environmentally friendly and economical hydrogen production technologies that are essential for the hydrogen economy. One of the promising ways to produce hydrogen is to use aluminum or its alloys to reduce water or hydrocarbons to hydrogen. This paper gives an overview on these aluminum-based hydrogen production methods, their limitations and challenges for commercialization. Also, a newly developed concept for cogeneration of hydrogen and electrical energy is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-853
Number of pages9
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Alcohols
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Electricity cogeneration
  • Hydrogen production
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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