Bano, Shahana and Antony, Praveen Siluvai and Jangde, Vivek and Biniwale, Rajesh B. (2018) Hydrogen transportation using liquid organic hydrides: A comprehensive life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 183. pp. 988-997. ISSN 0959-6526, ESSN: 1879-1786

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The liquid organic hydride (LOH-H2) technology has gained significant attention for hydrogen transportation. There are, however, open questions on LOH-H2 environmental performance due to the presence of energy-intensive dehydrogenation and separation steps. Therefore, in this study, we have conducted the life cycle assessment of LOH-H2 to quantify its total environmental footprint and benchmark the results with conventional compressed hydrogen technology (G-H2). In the LCA model, we have used the ReCiPe end point method and the IPCC 2013 global warming potential methods. Our results suggest that the dehydrogenation-cum-separation stage in LOH-H2 contributes to the largest environmental footprint and the dehydrogenation conversion should be maintained above 99% to gain environmental advantage over G-H2. Through breakeven point analysis, we found that LOH-H2 could be an environmentally favorable option when H2 is transported beyond 395 km, 365 km, 295, and 265 for USA, Europe, China and India respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrogen Storage and Transport; Life Cycle Assessment; Sustainability
Subjects: Air Pollution Control
Materials Science
Depositing User: Mr. RK Lohiya
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 06:39

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