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Green hydrogen....viable?

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Green hydrogen....viable?

The noblest way from an emissions point of view is to produce hydrogen from wind or solar sources. This compared to conventional sources like coal, gas, etc. It's the "green hydrogen".

This statement is made by associations in addition to specialized consultancies around the world.

In this "green hydrogen" generation model, the starting premise is the location of the "hydrogen generator" next to plants - whether solar or wind farms.

Thus, what is in comparison is the cost of the "wire" (transmission and distribution of the electrical energy generated from these plants) with the process of converting electrical energy into hydrogen (or some other media) and its distribution logistics, and consumption.

The challenge that hydrogen faces to become viable cannot and should not be underestimated, since the "wire fees" costs (electric power), around USD 40/MWh.

How much will the equivalent "wire fees" of green hydrogen cost?


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