Scaling the H2 ecosystem
The hydrogen (H2) industry is at an inflection point. As the world focuses on sustainability goals including the achievement of net-zero emissions by the year 2050, H2 has emerged as an extremely attractive energy source.
Process design considerations for green ammonia manufacturing
NH3 binds H2 molecules and can be liquified by refrigeration at –33°C atmospheric pressure for transportability. NH3 is transported in ships to meet fertilizer manufacturing needs. The energy intensity of liquid NH3 is approximately 45% higher than liquid H2 on a volumetric basis; therefore, the energy that liquid NH3 will carry for transportation will require less space.
Unlocking the potential of clean ammonia
Chemically combining green H2 with other constituents to create liquid eFuels, such as eAmmonia (NH3) and eMethanol, are essential to solving the transport puzzle and extending the reach of renewable energy sources.
Providing thermoplastic composite pipes for H2 hubs
Green H2 production is predicted to soar, heralding enormous potential for multiple industries on the path to net zero. The European Commission estimates between €180 B and €470 B is required for green H2 to make up 13%–14% of the European Union’s energy mix in 2050.
Improve the safety, stability and sustainability of H2 fuel cells
The advantages of green H2 have increased demand for H2 fuel cells to help decarbonize multiple sectors, including transportation and cloud computing. Many H2-powered vehicles are in development and use, from cars, semi-trucks and buses to boats, trains and airplanes, as well as material-handling and industrial vehicles like forklifts and tractors.
Navigating the path to green H2 for industry
In the past, H2 has not been cost effective as a fuel for industry or as an energy storage medium. However, this is changing rapidly, as several electrolysis technologies mature and compete to generate green H2 using power from renewable energy sources.
Transforming the U.S. into a widespread H2 hub
In October 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7 B in investments to launch seven nationwide Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) throughout the country. This is part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, an attempt to reinvigorate the U.S. economy by bringing manufacturing back to America and prioritizing the commercial deployment of low-cost, clean hydrogen (H2).
H2Tech: Tech Spotlight
The November H2Tech: Tech Spotlight covers new H2 pressure sensor technology, H2-compatible fittings, non-iridium catalysts' durability tests, and autothermal reforming technology to deliver large-capacity H2 solutions.
H2Tech: Projects Update
India’s renewable energy ministry announced plans to commit approximately $4 B to commercialize a green H2 ecosystem in the country. The ministry’s roadmap focused on the developing infrastructure, materials and technologies to help boost green H2 production and distribution in India.
H2Tech: Global Projects Data
At the time of this publication, Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) database was tracking nearly 1,490 active H2 projects around the world.