Report: Factors determining emission intensity of hydrogen production pathways in the Netherlands
Did you know?
- Over the life cycle, green hydrogen production also releases emissions?
- In many cases, hydrogen from solar electricity has three times more climate impact than electricity from wind, hydropower or nuclear?
- Hydrogen based on natural gas from Dutch electrified platforms and the right CO2 capture technology has similar climate impact to hydrogen from offshore wind?
Hydrogen is going to play an increasingly important role in our energy system. There is a wide range of methods to produce hydrogen. These are often categorised with colour designations, such as ‘grey’, ‘blue’ and ‘green’. Green hydrogen is usually seen as the most desirable category for the climate, however, this category may also release indirect greenhouse emissions. New Energy Coalition searched through existing scientific literature to find out what factors influence the emission impact of hydrogen production. This showed that both green and blue hydrogen production with very low, or even negative emissions is possible. This is possible, regardless of the category, only as long as the right measures are taken.