PRODUCTION AND STORAGE OF HYDROGEN
Renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar farms, currently face many difficulties in their realization or scaling. Due to variable electricity production and increasing consumption and production of electricity, the electricity grid becomes congested. This often leads to the inability to deliver or take electricity from the grid. Congestion problems in the electricity grid often hamper the realization of more renewable energy projects, which slows down the energy transition.
Green hydrogen can play a key role in reducing congestion problems in the electricity grid. Renewable energy generators can use their additional electricity capacity to produce hydrogen for storage. Different from electricity production by wind and solar, green hydrogen is not limited by real-time demand and can be stored and used when needed. Green hydrogen production and storage may thereby also increase the number of possibilities available for the development of local and regional renewable energy projects.
DISTRIBUTION OF HYDROGEN
Hydrogen is a clean fuel and a zero-emission energy carrier. It offers ample opportunities for the mobility sector:
Hydrogen is a high efficiency and zero emission fuel. It completely eliminates CO2 emissions and other gases such as NOx and CO.
Hydrogen-powered vehicles are powered by an electric motor and equipped with a fuel cell which turns hydrogen into electricity and heat.
Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit zero CO2, they only release water (H2O).
Hydrogen as a fuel source has an energy conversion rate 2-3 times more efficient than conventional engines. You can drive further on less fuel.