How is green hydrogen produced?
To put it simply, it is produced by applying an electrical charge to water, which breaks the link between the atoms forming the H2O molecule, thereby yielding two distinct gases: hydrogen and oxygen. This procedure is called electrolysis. The resulting hydrogen is then captured for future use of the potential energy it contains, whereas the oxygen can be captured and transported, or simply released into the atmosphere.
To obtain green hydrogen, we have to use electricity generated through 100% renewable sources such as hydroelectric dams, wind farms, solar farms, biomass and geothermal energy.
When it is used, hydrogen reacts with the ambient oxygen and releases a tremendous amount of energy in the form of heat or electricity, giving off nothing but water vapour as its combustion gas.
Where does hydrogen come from?
Electrolysis of water
Distribution on the network
Carbon-free heating and electricity
What are the pros and cons of hydrogen?
- A good alternative to fossil energy sources, in particular for the transportation sector.
- Hydrogen is a gas that can be conserved for quite a while.
- Producing hydrogen is costly and does not involve only renewable sources.
Hydrogen is an interesting energy source, and is accessible to all energy distributors!
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