electrolyze

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e·lec·tro·lyze

(ē-lek'trō-līz),
To decompose chemically by means of an electric current.
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Energy to electrolyse the water, compress the hydrogen, cool it to liquid and even power the tanker to export it can all be supplied by wind.
Clearly one of the energy inputs is the need to electrolyse water to produce hydrogen--this is the case whether we adopt molecular hydrogen as an energy carrier or choose to transform it into a form where it is a liquid at ambient conditions by combining it with C[O.sub.2] to form methanol.
Renewable power sources such as the barrage could electrolyse water during the night to store hydrogen, which would then be run through fuel cells when energy is required.