Viability of hydrogen pathways that enhance energy security: A comparison of China and Denmark

Jingzheng Ren, Kristian Peter Andreasen, Benjamin K. Sovacool

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When designed and built properly, hydrogen energy systems can enhance energy security through technological diversification and minimizing dependence on foreign imports of energy fuels. However, hydrogen can be produced from different feedstocks according to separate pathways, and these different pathways create particular consequences on a nation's overall energy security. The objective of this study is to investigate the superiorities and inferiorities of hydrogen pathways from the perspective of China and Denmark, and to determine which pathways best contribute to national energy security objectives. The results are useful for stakeholders and energy analysts so that they can correctly plan and research the most socially optimal portfolio of hydrogen technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15320-15329
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Denmark
  • Energy security
  • Hydrogen pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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