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    A review of hydrogen production and storage materials for efficient integrated hydrogen energy systems

    Alasali, Feras ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1413-059X, Abuashour, Mohammed I, Hammad, Waleed, Almomani, Derar, Obeidat, Amr M and Holderbaum, William ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1677-9624 (2024) A review of hydrogen production and storage materials for efficient integrated hydrogen energy systems. Energy Science & Engineering. ISSN 2050-0505

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    The rapidly growing global need for environmentally friendly energy solutions has inspired extensive research and development efforts aimed at harnessing the potential of hydrogen energy. Hydrogen, with its diverse applications and relatively straightforward acquisition, is viewed as a promising energy carrier capable of tackling pressing issues, such as carbon emissions reduction and energy storage. This study conducts a preliminary investigation into effective hydrogen generation and storage systems, encompassing methods like water electrolysis, biomass reforming, and solar-driven processes. Specifically, the study focuses on assessing the potential of nanostructured catalysts and innovative materials to enhance the productivity and versatility of hydrogen energy systems. Additionally, the utilization of novel materials not only improves hydrogen storage capacity and safety but also opens up possibilities for inventive applications, including on-demand release and efficient transportation. Furthermore, critical factors such as catalyst design, material engineering, system integration, and technoeconomic viability are examined to identify challenges and chart paths for future advancements. The research emphasizes the importance of fostering interdisciplinary collaborations to advance hydrogen energy technologies and contribute to a sustainable energy future.

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