As many of us in the renewables sector know, natural gas is the source for about 95% of the hydrogen produced in the US. This means that while hydrogen plays a key role in the transition to a sustainable future, the majority of its production still requires fossil fuels. However, the industry has advanced zero-emission technologies, creating an environment where renewable hydrogen PR news and breakthroughs are beginning to attract significant attention.
While green hydrogen, that which is produced using solely renewable energy and no fossil fuels / natural gas, is still up and coming, countries and organizations all over the world continue to invest in the technology. In fact, many consider it the holy grail for clean technology and the fight to slow global warming. With an industry like this growing so quickly, FischTank PR has worked with several renewable hydrogen and fuel cell power companies and technologies over the past decade, and maintains a close eye on industry trends. Here’s the latest news we’re tracking on renewable hydrogen:
“Of course I want Australia to be a low-emissions economy, but I want us to be a world leader in renewable energy, such as hydrogen, and what I’m hearing from government is that they want the same thing,” she tells The Guardian. “We need to move as quickly as we can using all the tools to lower emissions and be bold and ambitious in doing that.” Part of her mission will be compiling and curating scientific evidence to guide a potential rapid shift away from fossil fuels to a low emissions economy.”
“The EU has laid out plans to install 40 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers and produce as much as 10 million metric tons of renewable hydrogen by 2030. To put this figure into context, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that global hydrogen production currently amounts to roughly 70 million metric tons per year.”
“Although green hydrogen is still in its infancy, countries—especially those with cheap renewable energy—are investing in the technology. Australia wants to export hydrogen that it would produce using its plentiful solar and wind power. Chile has plans for hydrogen in the country’s arid north, where solar electricity is abundant. China aims to put one million hydrogen fuel–cell vehicles on the road by 2030.”
“Hyundai and INEOS will jointly investigate opportunities for the production and supply of hydrogen as well as the worldwide deployment of hydrogen applications and technologies. Both companies will initially seek to facilitate public and private sector projects focused on the development of a hydrogen value chain in Europe.”
“The project, which already has Siemens on board as its technology partner (to utilize its Silyzer electrolyzer), is another step closer to reality, thanks to the new partnership with the Danish investment firm. CIP specializes in renewable energy infrastructure and currently has more than €12 billion ($14.2 billion) under management. It is also a key supporter of the potential massive Star of the South offshore wind project in the Bass Strait.”
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