The role of hydrogen in the road transportation sector for a sustainable energy system: A case study of Korea

Jiyong Kim, il Moon

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Abstract

This study analyzes the impact of the introduction of hydrogen as fuel in the road transportation sector of Korea. Since this sector is completely dependent on petroleum and alternative technologies such as fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen is one alternative fuel that could meet the challenges that Korea is facing due to rising oil prices. This study uses a scenarios-based energy economic model including the hydrogen path way as a subenergy system to explore the energy system of Korea through 2044. This study also constructs six scenarios consisting of three government policies concerning carbon dioxide reduction and two oil price scenarios in order to assess the impact on hydrogen as fuel in the road transportation sector. The results of this study show that in a particular case (high Btu tax and oil prices) the share of hydrogen would reach 76% of the road transportation sector, and hydrogen would be produced mainly from renewable and nuclear resources via electrolysis facilities. It is also revealed that hydrogen is effective at reducing carbon dioxide, improving energy efficiency and contributing to the energy security of Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7326-7337
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume33
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

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Korea
roads
sectors
Hydrogen
hydrogen
oils
energy
carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide
Energy security
Alternative fuels
electrolysis
Taxation
crude oil
Electrolysis
fuel cells
Energy efficiency
economics
Fuel cells
resources

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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