De-carbonize your industry with Green Hydrogen.
Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier with a wide range of uses and unique attributes, especially for energy sectors that are hard to electrify with renewable resources but can be made greener through sector coupling.
Green hydrogen is achieved through a process of electrolysis powered by renewable energies such as wind or solar. Electrolysis involves using an electrical current to break down the water molecule into oxygen hydrogen by electrodes.
When we need to turn it into energy, hydrogen stored in specific tanks is channeled into a fuel cell. There it binds again with oxygen from the air and electricity is obtained. Thus, the only by-product of the process is water, resulting in a clean, sustainable system in which zero CO₂ is emitted to produce energy.
It is a renewable energy: It uses natural resources that are not exhausted.
It is a clean energy: The only waste it generates is water.
It is storable: Green hydrogen can be compressed and stored in storage tanks for a long time.
It is transportable: Because it is a very light element, compressed hydrogen tanks allow easier handling than lithium batteries because they are lighter, which facilitates transport as a result.
The mining industry, with its focus on extracting the necessary minerals and fuels that power the modern economy, is the perfect example of a hard-to-decarbonize sector. The machinery is huge and energy-intensive, and switching to electric battery systems can hurt productivity by increasing charging time.
Thankfully, hydrogen is the solution that mining companies have been looking for. By utilizing hydrogen, companies can keep the heavy machinery online and productive, so it seems likely that more hydrogen-powered machines and mines will appear in the future, reducing carbon emissions in local mine environments and across the planet.
Green Steel: Decarbonising with Hydrogen-Fueled Production
As the fight against climate change ramps up worldwide, the need for industries and economies to respond is immediate.
Of course, different sectors contribute different amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and face different paths to decarbonization as a result.
One massive player? Steel and iron manufacturing, where energy-related emissions account for roughly 6.1% of global emissions.
Renewable hydrogen production by electrolysis is proving a viable pathway to sustainable ammonia, making fertilizer manufacturing – and ultimately modern agriculture – much greener.