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Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the energy carrier of the future. It not only allows to store large amounts of energy for extended periods of time, but it also enables the safe and economic transport of energy, also over long distances. Therefore, it is an important piece of our future energy system, ensuring stability and security of supply.

The highly dynamic market for innovative hydrogen technologies additionally creates new jobs and adds to the global economic growth. Clean, renewable hydrogen contributes as universal energy carrier to the necessary greenhouse gases emission reduction also in hard-to-decarbonise sectors.

As a storage in the electricity sector it allows for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the energy system and plays a key role in the sector-coupling between electricity and gas grid

 

A significant decarbonisation of the transport sector beyond passenger cars is only possible with hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels.

 

Hydrogen is already today essential in industry, as feedstock for a number of chemical and petrochemical processes. Its importance is expected to increase due to new applications, e. g. in the steel industry.

 

In the heating sector hydrogen offers a high emission reduction potential for high-temperature heat or space heating, via a stepwise transition of the existing infrastructures.

Although hydrogen has many advantages there are still several technical, economic, and regulatory challenges to overcome. For more than 30 years we deal with the different steps of the hydrogen value chain: from production and aspects concerning infrastructure or storage to the end user applications in different sectors.

We also contribute to the discussions about optimal market design as well as standardization and regulations. As a globally leading expert in the field of hydrogen we are happy to support you in all questions around hydrogen.

Wasserstoff Beratung
Emission-free hydrogen production technologies are already available. Though, political support is essential for competitiveness with fossil-based production.
Renewable electricity conversion into hydrogen and long-chained hydrocarbons is an important part of a sustainable sector coupling.
There is a number of possible and viable transport vectors and infrastructures for hydrogen depending on distance, volume and applications.
Selection of reasonable use cases and technologies for hydrogen in the different sectors requires a case-specific analysis of cost and alternatives.
The introduction of sustainable hydrogen technologies will only succeed with targeted regulations, homogeneous (quality) standards as well as a credible certification system.