What is hydrogen?
How is hydrogen produced?
Based on the CO2 emissions generated during its production process, a rainbow of colors is used to determine the type of hydrogen generated: grey, green, white, blue, turquoise, and many others …
The most widespread hydrogen production processes use fossil fuels and are highly CO2 emitting, such as methane reforming and gasification. They can be referred to as grey, brown or black hydrogen.
Various technologies allow the production of hydrogen in more environmentally friendly manners such as electrolysis, the use of carbon capture and storage etc.. They can be referred to as green, blue, turquoise, pink, or yellow hydrogen.
Hydrogen has historically been known as an energy vector with a high storage capacity. Since the discovery of natural hydrogen in Mali, it is now recognized as a primary source of energy as well. Thanks to Hydroma’s efforts, Germany has decided to name natural hydrogen, “white hydrogen” and included it in their national hydrogen strategy.
Natural and green hydrogen offer new emission reduction perspectives for the energy sector. Clean hydrogen is now recognized around the world as a key solution for the energy transition and climate change by reducing the carbon emissions of several industries that have hitherto been difficult to decarbonize, such as industrial chemistry, refinery, electricity and heavy mobility…
Which uses for Hydrogen?
Today, the hydrogen market is mainly geared for industrial needs, where it has been used in refining, industrial chemistry, ammonia production, electronics, and food transformation for several decades.
Its uses are increasingly diversifying to mobility, electricity production, decarbonized steel production or even energy storage. The sector is growing, and new technologies and applications are still emerging.
With its green and natural hydrogen, Hydroma aims to develop a variety of applications based on the local potential and market of its projects as well as exports.