Renewable energy — in the form of green hydrogen — will be shipped around the world on purpose-built vessels and used for power, heating, long-haul transport and industrial processes, according to one of the world’s leading figures in the sector.

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary-general of industry association Hydrogen Europe, tells Recharge that green hydrogen — produced in electrolysers that split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity — will be manufactured in places with strong winds and sunshine and then transported between continents to where it’s needed.