Linde had a virtual discussion about their hydrogen-producing electrolysers, which focused on the role hydrogen could play in the future of the economy and its impact on decarbonization efforts.
Linde invested in ITM Power in 2019 and later formed ITM Linde Electrolysis as a joint venture. The joint company aims to provide integrated services across the whole hydrogen value chain, from production to application.
Its industrial-scale electrolysers have already been installed at a number of hydrogen plants across the world, assisting in the production of the profitable energy source.
Linde’s Andreas Rupiper spoke about the numerous sorts of clean hydrogen technologies that are currently on the market and that Linde is developing. Green hydrogen, low carbon hydrogen, and a minimum of 60% hydrogen are all included. In the emerging renewable energy market, all of these distinct forms play an important role.
Green hydrogen is the most desired variety, but it is now too expensive to produce due to manufacturing costs. By employing low carbon hydrogen and a minimum of 60%, a clean form with lower emissions can be produced that can aid in the transition.
Linde has indicated that carbon capture storage facilities could gather harmful emissions in order for blue hydrogen to be successful. This would mean that extra carbon would be absorbed, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also proving to be a cost-effective source of renewable energy.
The problem with blue hydrogen is that, with carbon capture and storage (CCS), the point of sequestration is frequently not local, necessitating the construction of a pipeline to ensure that CCS is effective.
During the virtual debate, Andreas Rupiper mentioned that blue hydrogen can be a very efficient instrument for transitioning to more renewable energy, such as green hydrogen, because it can be made widely available at a cheap cost.
Green hydrogen has a lot of potential as a future clean energy source, according to Rupiper, because its generation method is more flexible.