Will Cheap ‘Green Hydrogen’ From Renewables Transform Fuel Economy?

"Government has nominated ‘clean hydrogen’ using gas and CCS but for many countries ‘clean’ already means without fossil fuels"

"“Green hydrogen” made with wind and solar electricity could become the cheapest form of what the Australian government has described as a “transformative fuel” much faster than expected, analysts believe.

Chinese manufacturers have reported making systems to create hydrogen with renewable energy for up to 80% less than official Australian estimates from just two years ago.

Energy analysts said it suggested green hydrogen was likely to leapfrog hydrogen made with gas and coal as the most cost-effective form of the energy before the end of the decade, and by the time an industry could be developed at scale.

The government has nominated “clean hydrogen” as a priority low-emissions technology that could eventually help replace fossil fuels in transport, electricity and in industrial processes as the world moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it has not defined what “clean hydrogen” would mean in terms of emissions."

Adam Morton reports for the Guardian October 2, 2020.


"Italian Rail Operator And Snam To Study Hydrogen For Trains" (Reuters)

"Hydrogen Fuel Could Revolutionize Airlines. Here’s How That Could Look" (Los Angeles Times)

"New US Fuel Cell Alliance Blows Dark Green Hydrogen Cloud Over Natural Gas" (CleanTechnica)

"This Aviation Startup Is Soaring Ahead With Hydrogen-Powered Planes" (CNN)

"The Green Hydrogen Revolution Is Now Underway" (Forbes)

Source: Guardian, 10/22/2020