Carbon-Negative Green Hydrogen Potential: Govt's Role to Play
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Themes and Topics

  • Bio-H2 production technologies
  • Biomass gasification technology
  • Biomass procurement governance
  • Biomass waste utilization
  • Carbon accounting methods
  • Carbon-negative chemicals
  • Carbon-negative hydrogen
  • Carbon-negative steel production
  • Thermochemical Bio-H2 production
  • Waste management infrastructure
  • Carbon-negative green hydrogen, including biohydrogen, possesses benefits that can create lots of impact; however incentives are needed.

    Here’s an article posted in Energy Policy.

    According to the article,

    Top management consulting experts for Bio-energy, EV, Solar, Green Hydrogen

    • Government Incentives: Introduce government incentives for the production and consumption of carbon-negative Bio-H2 to encourage its development and use
    • Government Investment: Encourage government investment in and policy support for the production and use of carbon-negative Bio-H2
    • Hydrogen’s Role in Net-Zero: Hydrogen, including biohydrogen, can contribute to the electricity grid’s security and flexibility, making it a crucial component in the transition to a net-zero world.

    Biohydrogen (Bio-H₂) offers several benefits, making it an attractive option for sustainable energy:

    1. Renewable and Carbon-Neutral: Bio-H₂ is produced from organic waste streams, such as agricultural residues, food waste, or algae. Since these feedstocks are renewable, the hydrogen generated is carbon-neutral when the entire lifecycle is considered.
    2. Waste Valorization: Bio-H₂ production repurposes waste materials that would otherwise decompose and release greenhouse gases (such as methane). By converting waste into hydrogen, we simultaneously address waste management challenges and reduce emissions.
    3. Climate-Positive Potential: When combined with efficient carbon capture and storage (CCS), Bio-H₂ can become a climate-positive fuel. It not only avoids emissions but actively removes CO₂ from the atmosphere during its production.
    4. Local Production: Bio-H₂ can be produced locally, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and minimizing transportation-related emissions. This decentralization enhances energy security and resilience.
    5. Diverse Feedstocks: Unlike green hydrogen, which relies on electricity for water electrolysis, Bio-H₂ can be derived from various feedstocks: agricultural residues, forestry waste, organic municipal waste, and even wastewater.
    6. Compatibility with Existing Infrastructure: Bio-H₂ can be blended with natural gas or used directly in existing hydrogen infrastructure, making it a transitional solution while we build out green hydrogen capacity.
    7. Applications: Bio-H₂ can power fuel cells for electricity generation, fuel cell vehicles, and industrial processes. It finds applications in sectors like transportation, agriculture, and industry.

    In summary, biohydrogen contributes to a circular economy, waste reduction, and a cleaner energy future. Its potential lies in combining sustainable feedstocks with efficient production methods.

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    Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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