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Hydrogen technologies could deliver UK transport with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions whilst reducing dependence on imported oil and curtailment of renewable generation. By 2050 up to half of UK light duty vehicles could be fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) running on hydrogen.
Innovation across the technology chain, from hydrogen production to fuel cell electric vehicles, could reduce the cost of delivering these benefits by £33-80bn from 2020 to 2050. Investment could also create UK industries with the potential to contribute economic value of £10-26bn to 2050 via global sales of products and services, with a further economic benefit of £9-23bn to 2050 via producing transport fuel in the UK from UK primary energy sources.
However, these technologies face some difficult challenges, in terms of cost, performance and policy, which they will need to overcome rapidly to achieve a successful roll-out by 2020.
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