Countries all over the world are turning to low-carbon hydrogen as one of the primary tools for decarbonization. Most of the focus is on developing green hydrogen infrastructure that uses water electrolyzers powered by renewable energy. However, countries such as the UK, US, Canada and Netherlands have put a major emphasis on developing blue hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) infrastructure, which will help to kickstart the decarbonization journey.
Blue hydrogen is a type of low-carbon hydrogen produced by natural gas reforming or coal gasification, with most of the CO2 emissions captured and stored using CCUS. Blue hydrogen is regarded as an important component in the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries such as oil refining, ammonia, steel, and long-distance transportation. These pressures, when combined with the enormous support and development efforts behind CCUS, are accelerating the rise of global blue hydrogen capacity, which is likely to increase as global decarbonization efforts accelerate.
IDTechEx forecasts that the global blue hydrogen market will grow to reach US$34 billion by 2033, driven by demand from these hard-to-abate sectors. This webinar will outline some of the drivers behind this growth, discuss the technologies used to produce blue hydrogen and give an outlook on the industry as a whole.
The webinar will cover:
- Motivation for low-carbon and blue hydrogen production
- Overview of blue hydrogen production technologies
- Outline of key players, trends, and innovations in technologies
- Outlook on blue hydrogen
- Drivers & challenges for the industry