Fuels of Color: Green Hydrogen Seeks to be Primary Industrial Fuel Source; Challenged to Show Fuel From Water & Renewable Energy as Carbon Clean.

10 28 2020

SITUATION:

Hydrogen is non-toxic colorless gas; Often referred to as green hydrogen.
Green hydrogen advocates say is a clean strategic fuel for everyone.
This Hydrogen is produced from zero-carbon energy resources.
Such as solar, wind, hydro power, biomass, biogas or municipal waste.
Some challenge Hydro Power is worse than fossil fuel because of water storage.

SIGNIFICANCE:

Green hydrogen can be used in transportation, to power, to industrial feedstocks.
 Multi-state energy system modeling, field testing, policy development are essential.
Further development of regional green hydrogen initiatives is critical to use of H2.
Green hydrogen is created by using an electrolyser.
Runs electrical current through water & separates into hydrogen & oxygen.
Gas is used to make hydrogen through this different process.
Involves high-pressure steam & a catalyst, known as steam-methane

SOLUTIONS:
Green hydrogen can be derived from renewable electricity.
Generated from solar or wind power by electrolysis.
Also from biogas by steam reforming, or biomass through thermal conversion.
Gas can be stored in salt caverns under pressure or, in liquefied form. or in tanks.
Vast majority of industrial hydrogen is currently produced from natural gas.
Process is known as steam methane reforming or SMR.
Producing hydrogen also referred to as brown or grey or even blue hydrogen.
Reduces greenhouse gases & air pollution, agricultural & municipal waste.

What is Green Hydrogen?

https://www.geopura.com/blog/why-we-should-start-using-green-hydrogen-in-2019/#:~:text=Definition%20of%20green%20hydrogen,generated%20without%20any%20harmful%20emissions.

SOURCE(S):
Green Hydrogen Visions for the West – https://www.act-news.com/news/green-hydrogen-visions-for-the-west/

INDUSTRY SOURCES FOR MORE BACKGROUND:
Green Hydrogen Coalition
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

MEDIA SOURCES:
Advanced Clean Tech News –
FOR THE COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT SECTOR

EDITORIAL:
Nicki Alcombright
editorial@act-news.com – 

KEY CONFERENCE in November 2020:
www.ghcoalition.org/ghvisions.
info@ghcoalition.org.

 

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