Green hydrogen: why batteries are a key part of the picture

green hydrogen

By Gareth Dauley

Renewably produced or ‘green’ hydrogen is on everyone’s lips right now. On Google, for example, searches for ‘green hydrogen companies’ have risen by 350% in the last five years. It’s hardly a surprise.

As we gradually shift electricity production over to renewable sources such as wind and solar, it’s becoming obvious that there are major sections of our economy, from aviation to heavy manufacturing, that cannot be addressed through electrification.

This means they will be hard to power with renewable energy. Instead, they will still depend on fuel. However, we can’t carry on using fossil fuels if we are aiming to reduce emissions. So, what can we use instead? Green hydrogen seems to be the answer.

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