Crown Estate hydrogen study: Let’s get moving with our energy transition activities. Crown Estate Scotland is set to launch a rather interesting mini-study.
Energy Voice 29th Dec 2020 read more »
Green hydrogen, despite its undeniable role in a net zero economy, remains a nascent technology and one which has sparked many a debate. Whilst it’s not controversial to say it will be needed in some capacity, the extent to which it will be used as the world decarbonises – and in which sectors and specific use cases it is applied – is less of a clear cut picture. Green hydrogen can help to power fuel-cell vehicles and is often thought to be best paired with shipping and freight land vehicles and aviation. It can also be used for a wide variety of industrial purposes – with industry being tipped as the main customer for green hydrogen – as well as for heating. In particular, it is seen as beneficial for energy intensive industries such as the ceramic industry, the steel industry and the cement industry. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis, during which an electrical current is used to separate hydrogen from the oxygen in water. This electrical current is sourced from renewable generators, typically – though not exclusively – solar and wind. Green hydrogen differs from other forms of hydrogen due to it being produced using renewables, although blue hydrogen – which is produced from hydrocarbons but incorporates carbon capture and storage (CCS) – is also carbon neutral. In the race for green hydrogen leadership, three markets have surged ahead. These – Europe, Australia and the Middle East – have benefitted from either favourable policy environments, large project commitments or a combination of the two. But how exactly has this been achieved, and how does solar play into this?
PV Tech 29th Dec 2020 read more »