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H2 PRODUCTION

HYDROGEN AS AN ENERGY STORE

Our heart beats for hydrogen. This isn’t a case of blind love, but of pure calculation: hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and yet has the unique potential to play a key role in the energy transition.

CO2 emissions can be reduced to a minimum through sustainable hydrogen production – which is why the CEP uses ‘green’ hydrogen. As a storage medium, hydrogen can increase system stability and enable the large-scale integration of renewable energies. In a nutshell, even when the sun won’t shine and the wind won’t blow, we KEEP moving with hydrogen.

PRODUCTION PROCESSES

Hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant element in the universe. Available in practically unlimited quantities, it has been used in industrial processes for over a hundred years. However, since hydrogen occurs almost exclusively in a chemically bonded state, energy is initially required for its production.

Hydrogen can be produced using various methods, which differ in terms of their potential for saving CO2 emissions, and the costs involved. The CEP partners are increasingly focusing on CO2-neutral hydrogen production through water electrolysis, using energy from renewable sources, and on the production of hydrogen from biomass. At least 50% of the hydrogen at CEP filling stations comes from renewable production. Alternatively, H2 can also be produced from natural gas, which also saves carbon dioxide compared to modern diesel vehicles.

TECHNOLOGY

The Clean Energy Partnership is one of the most important international projects to test hydrogen as a fuel. It revolves around the development of technical standards – from production to swift, safe fuelling to the operation of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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