Read some of our latest publications on energy economics, mostly focused on hydrogen:
Li, X., & Mulder, M. (2021), Value of power-to-gas as a flexibility option in integrated electricity and hydrogen markets. Applied Energy, 304, 117863.
Policy Paper 9. (2021), Giving hydrogen a jump start; lessons learned from Dutch policies in other industries
Policy Paper 5. (2019), Outlook for a Dutch hydrogen market. Economic conditions and scenarios
van Leeuwen, C., & Mulder, M. (2018). Power-to-gas in electricity markets dominated by renewables. Applied Energy, 232, 258-272. https://doi.org/(...)apenergy.2018.09.217
Mulder, M., & Perey, P. (2019). Groene waterstof laat zich lastig rendabel maken. ESB Economisch Statistische Berichten, 2019.
In the Climate Agreement, hydrogen plays an important role in the efforts to make the heat supply, transport and industrial processes more sustainable. After all, hydrogen is a clean source of energy that is also easy to store. This makes hydrogen potentially an ideal solution for mitigating the variability of electricity production from renewable sources such as wind turbines and solar panels. This is the so-called timing flexibility of hydrogen. In addition, hydrogen may also offer so-called end-use flexibility by enabling energy users, like the chemical industry, to replace fossil energy by hydrogen. Another type of flexibility of hydrogen is the so-called locational flexibility, which is that it enables green-electricity producers (e.g. wind turbines) to choose optimal production locations without taking into account the transport capacity of the electricity grid.
The technical feasibility of hydrogen has been researched thoroughly and creates high expectations, but the extent to which hydrogen will be able to meet these high expectations in the future energy transition also depends on various economic factors.
CEnBER is increasingly involved in the research in various economic factors that affect the economic potential of hydrogen. Our director, prof. Machiel Mulder, received various grants for research into the economic feasibility of the large-scale production of hydrogen using electricity and into the development of a hydrogen market. Furthermore, our centre is also closely involved in doing practical research together with external parties. This creates that the centre is now active in multiple research projects with various researchers. See the table below for a brief overview of our current research projects.
Current research projects on Economics of Hydrogen
Click on the plus sign next to the title to read more about each individual research project.
If you are interested and would like more information about the current research or potential research opportunities, please contact us:
Machiel Mulder, Professor of Energy Markets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +31 6 31035729
Evrim Ursavas, Professor of Energy Logistics, email: email@example.com, tel.: +31 50 36 37086
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