H2 production

Today’s hydrogen production on an industrial scale is based almost entirely on the use of fossil fuels. It is also a by-product of a number of chemical and petrochemical processes. However, due to the steady increase in the cost of CO2 emissions and technological progress, new low-CO2 production processes (above all electrolysis) are increasingly coming to the fore. With greater globalisation, a market is also developing that enables new trade relations for the global import and export of hydrogen. While the plethora of options offers an opportunity for the energy system, it presents individual decision-makers with numerous, yet unresolved questions and challenges. Whether green, blue, turquoise or simply “low-carbon” hydrogen, it is necessary to correctly assess the needs and challenges of the actors involved, recognise market potentials and make the right decisions now – for the long term.

We keep track of the possible supply paths for you and support you in comparing different H2 technologies.

Contact person

Christopher Kutz

Christopher Kutz

  • Project Manager / Consultant

Selected references

Ongoing

CertifHy (Phase 3)

The continuation of the CertifHy project aims to implement a harmonized guarantee of origin system for hydrogen across Europe and to build up a market for the hydrogen guarantee of origin trade.

Ongoing

Potential study of green gases

The LBST is working on a potential study on the use of green gases in the region of Central Germany. One aspect is the technical and economic basics of the relevant processes along the entire value chain.

September 2020

International hydrogen strategies

The study compares different strategies for introducing hydrogen in selected countries. For this purpose, objectives, regulations, and previous successes are analyzed in detail.