Imperial College London

DrAdamHawkes

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Energy Systems
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 9300a.hawkes

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Quasirat Hasnat +44 (0)20 7594 7250

 
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Location

 

C502Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Jalil:2018:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03970,
author = {Jalil, Vega FA and Hawkes, A},
doi = {10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03970},
journal = {ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering},
pages = {5835--5842},
title = {Spatially resolved optimization for studying the role of hydrogen for heat decarbonization pathways},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03970},
volume = {6},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper studies the economic feasibility of installing hydrogen networks for decarbonising heat in urban areas. The study uses the Heat Infrastructure and Technology (HIT) spatially-resolved optimisation model to trade-off energy supply, infrastructure and end-use technology costs for the most important heat-related energy vectors; gas, heat, electricity, and hydrogen. Two model formulations are applied to UK urban area: one with an independent hydrogen network, and one that allows for retrofitting the gas network into hydrogen. Results show that for average hydrogen price projections, cost-effective pathways for heat decarbonisation towards 2050 comprise including heat networks supplied by a combination of district level heat pumps and gas boilers in the domestic and commercial sectors, and hydrogen boilers in the domestic sector. For a low hydrogen price scenario, when retrofitting the gas network into hydrogen, a cost-effective pathway is replacing gas by hydrogen boilers in the commercial sector, and a mixture of hydrogen boilers and heat networks supplied by district level heat pumps, gas, and hydrogen boilers for the domestic sector. Compared to the first modelled year, CO2 emissions reductions of 88% are achieved by 2050. These results build on previous research on the role of hydrogen in cost-effective heat decarbonisation pathways.
AU - Jalil,Vega FA
AU - Hawkes,A
DO - 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03970
EP - 5842
PY - 2018///
SN - 2168-0485
SP - 5835
TI - Spatially resolved optimization for studying the role of hydrogen for heat decarbonization pathways
T2 - ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03970
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/59007
VL - 6
ER -