Power-to-X and green fuels: Fruit from the decision tree
There is no doubt that green hydrogen (H2) is a crucial element on the path to decarbonization. Unsurprisingly, green H2 and Power-to-X have gained much popularity and public attention. These technologies will not be a flash in the pan.
H2 2022: The road to long-duration energy storage
Throughout 2021, renewable energy capacity additions in the U.S.—led by solar power, with the increasing growth of wind and hydropower generation—reached record highs. Building on these trends, U.S. federal estimates forecast that renewable energy will provide 75% of U.S. electricity by 2035 and 90% by 2050.
The future of aviation fuel: Are we on the right track?
There is no doubt that the aviation industry has revolutionized travel by significantly reducing travel times between destinations. However, with increased air travel comes additional climate effects. For example, the global aviation sector emits about 1 Btpy of carbon dioxide.
How to improve the economics of green H2
More than 30 countries have released H2 roadmaps, and governments worldwide have committed public funding in support of decarbonization through H2 production technologies. In support of these initiatives, large-scale partnerships are forming to build localized H2 hubs for the emerging H2 economy.
Scaling up green H2: Five critical steps to success
Successfully scaling up production across the H2 value chain will require commitment from H2 providers and consumers alike. This article addresses five critical actions that H2 providers, particularly original equipment manufacturers, must take for decarbonization through green H2 to become a reality.
Pathways for sustainable H2: Critical routes to global adoption
The inaugural issue of H2Tech was published in January 2021. Since then, the global H2 industry has been abuzz with new technologies, pilot projects, research and capital investments. For example, in H2Tech’s Q1 2021’s global projects data page, Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database was tracking nearly 270 active H2 projects around the world.
A pivotal moment in the renewable energy shift
Recent data suggests that the European Union achieved a total energy consumption from renewable sources of 21.3% in 20201, a year that saw greenhouse gas emissions in Europe fall to an encouraging 31% below 1990 levels.
Blue H2 can be carbon neutral with CCUS
Atmospheric carbon dioxide remains high. Climate change is affecting the earth’s weather and climate systems, and there is rising urgency to find solutions to reduce carbon emissions and the greenhouse effect.
Data-led development can build a responsive and resilient green H2 sector
The world has shown its determination to slash greenhouse gas emissions and bring global warming levels down to 1.5°C on the road to tackling climate change. Achieving these ambitions is the task ahead of us, and the global community will need to use every tool in its arsenal.
Case studies: Evaluation of the soundness and remaining life of PSA vessels with weld defects
Multiple defects were found in pressure swing adsorption (PSA) vessels during an outage of one of four PSA process units. The option for immediate repair during the shutdown was infeasible due to time constraints, particularly without new catalysts for replacement.
Best environment, social and governance practices: Technical safety studies in capital projects
Supporters of oil and gas are voicing the need to increase domestic production and create strategic alliances to decrease dependence on international supplies. The prevailing opinion of fossil fuel boosters is that restrictive policies and environmental regulations constrain energy production.
H2Tech: Technology Spotlight
The newest technology in the global H2 sector includes the production of H2 from food waste, thermal mass flow meters for H2 measurement, long-range trucks powered by H2 fuel cells and much more.