Manufacture and Use of Hydrogen

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Manufacture and Use of Hydrogen.
Credit: Ian Sutton

Hydrogen is often seen as being an important, even vital, part of our response to the climate change dilemma.  When hydrogen is burned it creates water vapor (and a few nitrogen oxides, which are greenhouse gases).

Needless to say, it is not that simple. Although hydrogen will undoubtedly play an important role in the energy picture of the future there are snags. For example, hydrogen is not a primary energy source. It takes energy to manufacture hydrogen. If the energy used to make hydrogen is not itself “green” then we are no further along. In addition, we do not yet have an industrial infrastructure for the manufacture of green hydrogen. Massive amounts of fossil fuels will be needed create that infrastructure.

This week we will be publishing a series of posts to do with hydrogen and its challenges. The first post in the series is Manufacture and Use of Hydrogen. In the post we look at the different ways of producing hydrogen (Black/Gray/Brown, Blue and Green). We then look at the uses for the hydrogen so produced (Ammonia, Industrial Use, Fuel Cells and Combustion).