Hydrogen is foreseen as a key energy carrier in a sustainable energy system based on renewable energy resources, as a supplement to electricity. Hydrogen has two major advantages, the first one as a zero emission fuel for transportation. The second one is hydrogen’s potential as an energy storage medium. As the share of intermittent renewable energy sources increase, the need for energy storage will become immense. Hydrogen constitutes a highly suitable medium providing for efficient energy storage.
NTNU and SINTEF are heavily involved in hydrogen research and development. The project portfolio encompasses technology development throughout the energy chain from production via hydrogen storage to end use in fuel cells and combustion engines. Moreover, socio-economic aspects of introducing hydrogen in the energy system are studied.
Storage and distribution