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Decentral production of green hydrogen: Key to climate goals

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Franziska Grammes

Decentral production of green hydrogen: Key to climate goals

Curious about how we can tackle climate change while supporting industrial progress?  Look no further than hydrogen. Join me, as we explore the exciting opportunities of  decentralized green hydrogen production for industries. By the end of this article, you'll  see how it can revolutionize your company's path to sustainability and growth. 

As a renewable energy communications expert, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative  potential of renewables. From solar and wind energy to biogas and hydrogen, renewables  stand as the most cost-effective form of power today, as highlighted in a recent study by the  International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With low operating costs and no need for  fuel extraction, renewables are instrumental in achieving our goal of decarbonizing the planet  by 2050. 

The concept of 'green hydrogen' is pivotal in shaping sustainable and economical energy  supplies for companies. Unlike conventional methods relying on fossil fuels, green hydrogen  is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy sources, resulting in zero carbon  emissions. Recognizing its importance, the EU has set ambitious targets for renewable  hydrogen production and importation by 2030. 

Transforming Industrial Processes 

Green hydrogen's versatility makes it a clean energy carrier suitable for various sectors. Its  transformative potential shines particularly bright in industrial processes such as steel, cement,  and chemicals production, where it offers a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Decentralized  hydrogen production enables industries to optimize energy usage, enhance self-sufficiency,  and reduce carbon footprints. 

Germany has been at the forefront of renewable energy adoption, with renewable sources  accounting for over half of its electricity demand in 2023. The country has even grappled with  an ongoing surplus of electricity generated from renewable sources, largely hindered by the  absence of adequate storage infrastructure. By leveraging decentralized hydrogen hubs,  excess capacity can be utilized effectively, leading to reduced expenses, lower emissions, and  sustainable growth. 

Empowering Industries with Decentralized Hydrogen Production 

Decentralized hydrogen production not only reduces carbon footprints but also enhances  energy resilience and security for industries. By producing hydrogen on-site or nearby,  industries minimize transportation costs and ensure a reliable supply of clean energy. Infener  aims to pioneer green hydrogen production for various industrial applications, catering to  diverse local off-takers. 

If we make regional excess capacities from renewables usable for industrial players in the area  and store them in decentralized hydrogen hubs, this approach can not only lead to reduced  electricity expenses and lower greenhouse gas emissions, but also to sustainable growth.

Embracing the Future with Green Hydrogen 

In conclusion, green hydrogen holds immense potential in achieving climate goals and driving  sustainable growth. Decentralized production in regions with an excess of renewable energy  capacity serves as the ideal complement to centralized energy supply and contributes to cost efficient and, above all, effective decarbonization. By embracing this innovative solution,  industries can reduce carbon footprints, enhance energy resilience, and foster economic  growth. Let's harness the power of green hydrogen to build a world where environmental  stewardship goes hand in hand with prosperity. Join me in shaping the future with green  hydrogen – it may very well become this century’s sustainable version of oil.


About Franziska Grammes

Franziska Grammes is a Berlin-based communication specialist focusing on Greentech. She believes in the power of cooperation and innovation to solve the climate and environmental crisis. Since 2024, she has been working at Infener as Head of PR.