Introduction—The Hydrogen Economy Today

  • William J. NuttallEmail author
  • Adetokunboh T. Bakenne


This chapter summarises the current global hydrogen industry. The dominant role of fossil fuels in hydrogen production today is introduced, and the prospects for future growth in hydrogen demand are outlined. The term “Mature Hydrogen” is introduced, and comparison is invited with the role played by renewables-based “Green Hydrogen”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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