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Material Economics: Mainstreaming Green Hydrogen in Europe

Erscheinungsdatum: 24.09.2020 Fachberichte und -studien

This white paper summarises an independent research project conducted by Material Economics and commissioned by Breakthrough Energy, exploring what Europe can do to accelerate the growth of hydrogen, and in particular renewable energy-based (or so-called green) hydrogen.

It explores two questions: How can Europe accelerate the growth of clean (or carbon-free) hydrogen, and in particular green hydrogen? And how can Europe capture a major share of the industrial value associated with green hydrogen and ensure strategic autonomy?

The analysis suggests Europe could build up the green hydrogen industry faster than many current strategies suggest. Its key new insight is that Europe could mainstream green hydrogen faster than traditional assessments suggest by creating joint investment projects along the value chain, which would allow the initial green premium, or extra cost, of green hydrogen to be measured against the sustainability value-add of a final product, and not only against the cost of competing fossil fuels.

Quelle: Webseite Material Economics Redaktion: von Sonja Bugdahn, DLR Projektträger Länder / Organisationen: EU Themen: Energie Engineering und Produktion Physik. u. chem. Techn. Strategie und Rahmenbedingungen Umwelt u. Nachhaltigkeit Wirtschaft, Märkte