Clean hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise transport, heating and heavy industry, as well as offering viable long-term energy storage.
But is it the best option in each of these sectors (and their sub-sectors)? Will we able to produce enough clean hydrogen to meet future demand? And should this supply be green, blue or both?
In Recharge’s first Power Station podcast — The Future of Hydrogen: Demand and Supply, sponsored by Shell — we take a deep dive into future H2 demand and supply with Paul Bogers, Shell’s vice-president - hydrogen, and senior hydrogen analyst, Gniewomir Flis, from think-tank Agora Energiewende.
Topics discussed include:
- The future roles for hydrogen in cars and trucks
- Whether hydrogen should replace natural gas in heating
- The pros and cons of EV battery swapping
- The speed of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) build-out and its impact on blue H2
- The potential impact of carbon pricing and other policy levers such as carbon contracts for difference
- The role for regional industrial clusters to stimulate early clean-hydrogen demand
- The role of China in the commercialisation of clean hydrogen
- The potential impacts of gigawatt-scale projects such as the giant NortH2 and AquaVentus offshore wind-to-hydrogen schemes involving Shell, and the 67GW HyDeal Ambition project.
To listen to Paul and Gniewomir’s insights into these topics — as well as finding out more about Shell’s hydrogen strategy — tune in to our Power Station podcast via the link above, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.