Research Reports

Institute: UCL

Hydrogen’s value in the energy system (HYVE)

Prof. Paul Ekins

This project is assessing the potential value of hydrogen to the UK. The researchers are estimating the potential demand for hydrogen in transport, industry, electricity and heat markets, as well as examining how hydrogen might be produced and supplied. At the end of the project, we will have a much clearer idea about how a transition to a hydrogen-fuelled economy could be brought about.

The first stage of the project has involved model improvement and scenario development. The option to build a hydrogen pipeline network has been added to the Spatial Hydrogen Infrastructure Planning model (SHIPMod). The UK electricity network model is now working and a gas model is under development. A first test scenario has been developed to examine potential hydrogen deployment and is being used to test the model soft-linking that is central to this project.

The website for the project can be found here, and a detailed Powerpoint presentation is available here.

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