Opportunities and Future Challenges in Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development

Yi Dou, Lu Sun, Jingzheng Ren, Liang Dong

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Hydrogen economy is thought as a sunrise industry which would contribute to reducing energy consumption and emissions, as well as stimulating economic growth and bringing about new jobs. However, the one who promotes hydrogen economy also has to face challenges including technical bottleneck, competition with optional technologies, and interrelation with technology strategies. To identify the opportunities and challenges toward hydrogen economy, this chapter will first conduct an overview of economic and environmental initiatives of developing hydrogen economy to identify the stages and path of technology innovation. Then, a board review on national strategies and related policies of main countries including Japan, the United States, European Union, and China is carried out to compare the differences between main markets in the world. According to these information, crucial factors influencing hydrogen economy are identified that provides a great reference value for decision makers to reflect the strategy to promote hydrogen economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen Economy
Subtitle of host publicationSupply Chain, Life Cycle Analysis and Energy Transition for Sustainability
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780128111338
ISBN (Print)9780128111321
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017


  • Future challenges
  • Hydrogen economy
  • National strategy
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology roadmap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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