Shifting transport towards hydrogen: Scenarios and sustainability impact assessment
High oil prices and a dependency ratio of transport on fossil fuels of 97% in Europe intensify the search for alternatives. One of these alternatives would be hydrogen that can be generated from a number of different feedstock including both fossil and non-fossil sources. This paper presents an assessment of sustainability impacts of a scenario to introduce hydrogen for transport drawing inputs from a number of European projects (e.g. MATISSE, TRIAS, STEPs) and combining stakeholder and expert opinions with model-based results from the ASTRA model. Overall, the introduction of hydrogen into transport seems to be promising for sustainable development.