Hydrogen for Transport—Nonsensical According to Enel CEO, Starace
- Jul 22, 2021 7:02 pm GMT
Is hydrogen a great idea for transportation and heating applications? No. Not according to a recent Recharge News interview with the CEO of Enel, Francesco Starace . Enel is the largest electricity company in Europe by market cap and other financial metrics. His main interview point was that green hydrogen should be used only for existing applications, which is currently supplied principally by gray hydrogen. He called nonsensical the idea of using green hydrogen for transportation or heating. He gave the example that 50kWh of electricity would enable an EV to travel approximately three times as far as a fuel cell vehicle powered by hydrogen produced by that same 50kWh of electricity. Numerous studies back up Starace’s assertion [2-7].
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