Development Histories: Hydrogen Technologies

  • Kazukiyo OkanoEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes the long history of the development of hydrogen and related technologies starting in the sixteenth century. Various applications in the history of hydrogen gas are described including airships, aerospace power, electrolyzers, hydrogen combustion, and hydrogen transportation ships for global hydrogen energy networks. The consequent efforts are then described including the realization of hydrogen filling stations, fuel cell vehicles, and stationary fuel cells.


History Hydrogen gas Airship Aerospace Electrolyzer Power plant Hydrogen filling station 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityIchihara-shi, ChibaJapan

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