Hydrogen can be used much more widely. Today, hydrogen is used mostly in oil refining and for the production of fertilisers. For it to make a significant contribution to clean energy transitions, it also needs to be adopted in sectors where it is almost completely absent at the moment, such as transport, buildings and power generation.
ATProX has developed the XH2 technology for industrial hydrogen purification and the XLH2 technology for the laboratory hydrogen generation.
The IEA (International Energy Agency) has 7 key recommendations to scale up hydrogen:
- Establish a role for hydrogen in long-term energy strategies
- Stimulate commercial demand for clean hydrogen
- Address investment risks of first-movers
- Support R&D to bring down costs
- Eliminate unnecessary regulatory barriers and harmonise standards
- Engage internationally and track progress
- Focus on four key opportunities to further increase momentum over the next decade
There is a strong chance that this time could, in fact, be different and that there is a new and credible pathway to clean, affordable and widespread use of hydrogen in global energy systems, as long as governments, companies and other actors seize these near-term opportunities.