Shaojie Song, Haiyang Lin, Peter Sherman, Xi Yang, Chris P. Nielsen, Xinyu Chen, and Michael B. McElroy. 2021. “Production of hydrogen from offshore wind in China and cost-competitive supply to Japan.” Nature Communications, 12, 6953. Publisher's Version
Abstract:The Japanese government has announced a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It envisages an important role for hydrogen in the nation’s future energy economy. This paper explores the possibility that a significant source for this hydrogen could be produced by electrolysis fueled by power generated from offshore wind in China. Hydrogen could be delivered to Japan either as liquid, or bound to a chemical carrier such as toluene, or as a component of ammonia. The paper presents an analysis of factors determining the ultimate cost for this hydrogen, including expenses for production, storage, conversion, transport, and treatment at the destination. It concludes that the Chinese source could be delivered at a volume and cost consistent with Japan’s idealized future projections.
Last updated on 06/27/2022
See also: Energy & Grid, Renewable and Low-Carbon Electric Power and Grid Integration, Chen, Xinyu, Lin, Haiyang, McElroy, Michael B., Nielsen, Chris P., Sherman, Peter, Song, Shaojie, Yang, Xi, Harvard-China Project Papers Funded by the Harvard Global Institute, Harvard-China Project Papers funded by the Harvard President's Office, Harvard-China Project Papers funded by the Energy Foundation China, Harvard-China Project Papers funded by the Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation, Harvard-China Project Papers funded by the Sze Family Charitable Foundation