Prospects for introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Malaysia

Angelina F. Ambrose, Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Rajah Rasiah, R. Saidur, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

Sustainable economic development through adoption of hydrogen pathway is expected to simultaneously solve the double challenge of environment and energy security. The momentum of current research in this area is focused on optimizing the potential benefits in transportation sector through introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). However the rapid adoption of critical cleaner energy system is still problematic in developing countries especially in transportation. This article sheds light on the Malaysian case by highlighting related issues and obstacles, and discusses the future prospects of hydrogen FCV. We argue that innovation and technological advancement of hydrogen FCV is important and ready for introduction in Malaysia; however it is not sufficient in explaining the conditions that will allow for rapid transition in Malaysia. The main message of this article is that hydrogen FCV in Malaysia can be expected and is possible when there is a thorough understanding of energy security issues, where energy policy integration for economic development and environmental objectives are achieved at the same time. The understanding of specific problems from the standpoint of developing country is crucial in encouraging government policies to induce development of hydrogen FCV.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Backstop technology
  • Energy policy
  • Energy security
  • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  • Malaysia
  • Transportation

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Prospects for introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Malaysia. / Ambrose, Angelina F.; Al-Amin, Abul Quasem; Rasiah, Rajah; Saidur, R.; Amin, Nowshad.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 30.10.2015.

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Ambrose, Angelina F. ; Al-Amin, Abul Quasem ; Rasiah, Rajah ; Saidur, R. ; Amin, Nowshad. / Prospects for introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Malaysia. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2015.
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