Musk to use hydrogen for SpaceX launches

In order to obtain the liquefied hydrogen gas necessary for the next launches, it has recently been announced that SpaceX will partner with a renewable energy startup named Green Hydrogen International.

According to GHI, its new plants in South Texas may be able to produce more green hydrogen than even the biggest plant now in operation by a factor of two (to the tune of 3 billion kilograms per year).

The goal of GHI’s Hydrogen City project is to boost the global supply of liquified hydrogen gas by billions of kilos annually, enabling greater use in rocket flight and a variety of other uses.

According to GHI, the created green hydrogen will be transported to SpaceX in Brownsville, pushed on to Corpus Christi, and then given to additional end customers after that. It will also be kept in the Piedras Pintas Salt Dome.

By enabling present and future hydrogen-fueled power plants, as well as other fuels and industrial uses including the production of ammonia products and fertilizers, the production will lessen Texas’ dependency on the grid.

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