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What are the barriers to implementing hydrogen in Dichterswijk Utrecht

Drukker, Coen (2021) What are the barriers to implementing hydrogen in Dichterswijk Utrecht.

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Abstract:This thesis aims to focus on the barriers to the implementation of hydrogen in neighbourhood Dichterswijk Utrecht. First of all, hydrogen recognizes technical defects that threaten this technology for upscaling and result in high production costs, therefore, losing credibility as an alternative for gas. These technological impediments ensure that political support on a regional scale is unfeasible. Secondly, local actors such as grid and energy corporates seek other options than hydrogen to be possibly used in the built environment. Thirdly, the social support base of this technology is becoming an increasing factor as the demand for hydrogen is becoming a hype in the Netherlands. Yet, local ownership plays a pivotal role as the upcoming transition happens behind the residents' front door.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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