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From the latest Guidehouse Insights report that dropped into my inbox comes the following:

“Hydrogen is expected to play a critical role in enabling the energy transition. Hydrogen is possibly one of the best options for large-scale decarbonization in segments such as transport, industry, and buildings, which is a key driver of hydrogen adoption.”

What are the obstacles to hydrogen’s future?

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Bob Meinetz on Dec 28, 2021

"What are the obstacles to hydrogen’s future?"

The main obstacles, Len, would be
• 95% of hydrogen is made from re-processed natural gas
• Natural gas (primarily methane) is a fossil fuel
• Steam-reforming methane is, by far, the most economical way to make hydrogen
• It's impossible to tell the difference between clean and dirty hydrogen
• Oil majors recognize mis-representing dirty hydrogen as clean could be an enormously-profitable marketing strategy
• Public awareness of the impacts of climate change is growing
 

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