Converting gas grids to hydrogen would “fundamentally change” the economics of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a senior figure at Northern Gas Networks has claimed. The production of hydrogen for heating would provide a large and steady stream of demand for CCS, de-risking investment in infrastructure, according to network’s head of hydrogen technologies Dan Sadler. “CCS schemes in the UK have been predicated on one big emitter starting the scheme off and hoping others join in to bring economies of scale, but obviously as a CCS infrastructure provider you’ve got a big risk there,” he told Utility Week. Basing CCS on hydrogen production would be “entirely different”.
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