Green Hydrogen

The Energy of the Future

Green hydrogen is one of the cleanest, and most useful sources of energy in the world, with multiple uses from heavy industry to public transport, and almost everything in between.

Why Green Hydrogen

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Flexible & Plentiful

Green hydrogen can be produced anywhere in the world, using solar, wind or waste-to-resource to generate electricity, green hydrogen can be safely and cost-effectively used by heavy-polluting industries, in our homes and in transportation.

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A Truly Sustainable Fuel

Green hydrogen already has an international customer base waiting for reliable, green supplies. With its truly green credentials (renewable energy + water), green hydrogen can fast-track the world’s transition to clean and sustainable energy.

Only green hydrogen is sustainable

Hydrogen comes in many colours, so why are we so focused on green hydrogen? Hydrogen only releases water when it’s burned, but blue, grey or any other colour hydrogen hydrogen can be very carbon intensive, and damaging to the planet.

Grey

Hydrogen

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Process:
Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) or Gasification

Source:
Methane or Coal

Blue

Hydrogen

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Process:
SMR or Gasification with carbon capture (85-95%)

Source:
Methane or Coal

Turquoise

Hydrogen

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Process:
Pyrolysis

Source:
Methane

Green

Hydrogen

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Process:
Electrolysis

Source:
Renewable Electricity: From wind, solar or waste-to-resource plants.

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Green hydrogen is the only type produced in a carbon-neutral process, and that’s why we are committed to generating no other colour... but how do we get there?

The Process

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Step 1: Production

Renewable Sources

The raw energy needed to produce hydrogen can come from wind, solar or waste-to-resource plants.

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Step 2: Transformation

Electrolysis

Electricity from the renewable source is then combined with water and electrolysed.

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Step 3: Transport & Storage

Gas or Liquid

The hydrogen can be stored and distributed as a gas or as a liquid, via liquefaction.

Step 4:

Ready to Use

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Heavy Industry

Steel Industry   |   Chemical Industry   |   Refineries

Carbon-intensive industry such as steel, cement and chemicals are responsible for nearly 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. But as they transition to green hydrogen, carbon emissions will fall and costs of doing business will do likewise (under Emissions Trading Schemes). By generating or purchasing locally produced renewable energy, industry can ensure it has reliable energy supplies, regardless of international developments.

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Private & Public Transportation

Shipping   |   Aviation   |   Cars   |   Rail   |   Trucks & Buses

The transport sector is estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global CO2 emissions. As a major contributor to emissions, increasing hydrogen in transportation is will be a key driver for green hydrogen economy. From shipping and aviation, private cars, freight, and personal rail transport as well as public transport, transitioning to green hydrogen will make transport sustainable and offer similar refuelling times and driving range as fossil fuels.

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Sustainable Heating

Industrial & District Heating

Approximately 30% of the UK’s greenhouse emissions are generated by central heating systems. Green hydrogen and heat pumps can both help reduce this figure. Further, green hydrogen production also generates waste heat as a by-product, which can then be used in district heating solutions which are stable, cost effective and, because the power source is local, highly sustainable for industry, smaller businesses as well as the end consumer.

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Power Generation

Affordable   |   Reliable   |   Sustainable

Hydrogen is a fuel that burns and therefore can be used for power generation in exactly the way in which we use natural gas or diesel. Whether the requirement is industrial in scale and requires a power station, or the need is more intimate like a generator or CHP to bring localised energy to a specific site, hydrogen is clean, limitless, and reliable. As green hydrogen production increases, clean sustainable power can power the future.

Carbon-Neutral Production

Storing Green Hydrogen

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Battery Storage

With the growth of on-site energy generation, the demand for storage has never been greater. Without it, any excess energy is either wasted or sold back into the grid which can be costly and complicated, both of which are red flags to potential investors.

 

As well as storing power generated by renewable sources, batteries improve the resilience of the electricity supply. By storing renewable energy in batteries, the energy can be consumed when it’s most needed and repurposed into the generation of green hydrogen for even greater returns for owners, investors, and the planet. Renewable battery storage means greater control of the energy flow, increased capacity to optimise asset operation and the creation of new revenues as a feedstock for the production of green hydrogen.

 

Renewable battery storage has significantly increased efficiencies in recent years, and as prices continue to fall, the stage is set for battery storage to becoming even more commercially attractive.

Lithium

It should be noted that the mining of lithium, the major essential element in today’s batteries, is not a green process at all. But when used in conjunction with green energy production batteries offer a considerable improvement over the continued use of fossil fuels.

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Combined Heat & Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a highly efficient process of capturing and using any heat that is a by-product of the electricity-generating process.

 

CHP is not a single technology, but an energy system of individual components that work together to generate electricity.

 

CHP generates heat and power simultaneously and can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to generating them via a traditional boiler and power station.

 

For example, the heat captured or generated during the process is supplied to a matched heat requirement that would otherwise rely on the more conventional grid and therefore fossil fuels for power.

The advantages of CHP

  • Over 80% efficient
  • 20% lower energy bills on average
  • 30% lower carbon emissions
  • Lower transmission and distribution costs
  • Greater power security