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Hydrogen technology adoption analysis in Africa using a Doughnut-PESTLE hydrogen model (DPHM)

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posted on 20.09.2022, 12:48 authored by Mulako MukelabaiMulako Mukelabai, Upul Wijayantha-Kahagala-Gamage, Richard BlanchardRichard Blanchard

The hydrogen economy requires the right conditions to produce hydrogen by sustainable routes and provide it to local and international markets for suitable applications. This study evaluated the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental (PESTLE) conditions that can be instrumental in adopting hydrogen technologies most effectively by encapsulating aspects relevant to key stakeholders from hydrogen technology developers through to end-users. For instance, the analysis has shown that countries within a government effectiveness index of 0.5 and −0.5 are leading the planning of hydrogen economies through strategic cooperation with hydrogen technology developers. Furthermore, the combination of a Doughnut and PESTLE analysis created a novel approach to assessing the adoption of hydrogen technologies while evaluating the impact of the hydrogen economy. For instance, the estimated ammonia demand in 2050 and subsequent anthropogenic nitrogen extraction rate will be about two and a half times more than the 2009 extraction rate.

Funding

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen - SusHy

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Unit

  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Published in

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Volume

47

Issue

74

Pages

31521-31540

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

08/07/2022

Publication date

2022-08-10

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0360-3199

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Richard Blanchard. Deposit date: 10 August 2022