Competing expectations: the case of hydrogen storage technologies

H. van Lente, S. Bakker

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    Abstract

    The development of a wide range of hydrogen technologies is linked to the promise of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier and the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era. These promising technologies, however, have to compete among each other in terms of visibility and credibility. The paper introduces and discusses the notion of competing expectations. To trace the competition between three on-board storage technologies, 263 articles on 'hydrogen' and 'storage' are analysed with the help of Stephen Toulmin's scheme of argumentation. The paper concludes with a characterisation of the 'expectations' phase of competing technologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number924423667
    Pages (from-to)693-709
    Number of pages17
    JournalTechnology Analysis & Strategic Management
    Volume22
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

    Keywords

    • COMMUNITIES
    • ECONOMY
    • METAL HYDRIDE
    • SCIENCE-AND-TECHNOLOGY
    • SOCIOLOGY
    • VEHICLES
    • VISIONS
    • auto industry
    • case study
    • emerging technologies
    • expectations of technological change
    • science studies
    • technology and innovation studies

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