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The THESIS model: an assessment tool for the transport and energy provision in the hydrogen economy

Dutton, A.G. and Page, M. (2007) The THESIS model: an assessment tool for the transport and energy provision in the hydrogen economy. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32 (12). pp. 1638-1654. ISSN 0360-3199

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Abstract

A comprehensive energy analysis software tool (THESIS) has been developed for assessing the impact of major technological shifts in the provision of energy for integrated transport, electrical power, and heating/cooling applications. Historically, transport and electrical power have been treated as independent sectors, but, in the case where hydrogen fuel cells are extensively used in motive applications, complex inter-dependencies arise between the two (e.g. production of hydrogen by electrolysis of water, alternative use of hydrogen for electricity storage and subsequent regeneration). The THESIS model characterises a country’s (or region’s) primary energy flows, energy distribution system, secondary energy production processes (e.g. electricity generation), and end-use consumption, including a major sub-model of the Transport sector which keeps track of the size of vehicle fleets and the penetration rate of alternative fuels. The model enables the comparison of varying strategies for hydrogen introduction against the metrics of overall energy consumption, demands for primary fuel, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions. A case study is presented of the application of THESIS to a high hydrogen penetration scenario within the context of the UK energy economy to 2050, selected from a wider study into potential hydrogen scenarios under different contextual futures

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of Elsevier Science. This is an author produced version of a paper published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Uploaded according to the publisher's self archiving policy.
Keywords: Hydrogen economy, transport
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 13:52
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 21:20
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2006.09.040
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2006.09.040
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3371

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