Potential of Bio Hydrogen: Sustainability, Accessibility
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Themes and Topics

  • bio hydrogen's role in Europe's climate strategies
  • biogas and biomass-derived green hydrogen
  • biohydrogen production decarbonisation
  • Biohydrogen sustainability and affordability
  • biohydrogen versus green hydrogen production costs
  • carbon negative potential
  • European Biogas Association white paper
  • REDIII directive discrimination against biohydrogen
  • regulatory challenges for biohydrogen
  • EBA to promote biohydrogen production across Europe in order to accelerate progress on sustainability; expected to play important role.

    Here’s an article posted in European Biogas.

    According to the article,

    • Biohydrogen: A sustainable, affordable, and overlooked alternative to traditional hydrogen production
    • Sustainability: Biohydrogen has the unique ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere, making it an ideal solution for sectors with limited decarbonization options
    • Accessibility: The European Biogas Association, in collaboration with biogas experts, is launching a white paper to support the production and use of biohydrogen in Europe

    Biohydrogen can contribute to the circular economy in several key ways:

    1. Waste Valorization: Biohydrogen can be produced from various waste streams and biomass, such as agricultural waste, industrial waste, and wastewater. This allows for the recovery and reuse of these materials, aligning with the principles of the circular economy.
    2. Reduced Carbon Footprint: Biohydrogen production can be carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative, as the process can generate co-products like biogenic carbon dioxide, digestate, or biochar that can be further utilized. This helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint and environmental impact.
    3. Local Energy Source: Biohydrogen can be generated from locally available biogases and biomass, reducing the need for imported fossil fuels and improving energy security and independence, especially in rural areas.
    4. Synergies with Existing Infrastructure: Biohydrogen can be produced from biogas and biomethane, which are already established in Europe. This allows for the integration of biohydrogen into existing infrastructure and markets, making it more accessible and cost-effective.
    5. Industrial Applications: Biohydrogen can be used in various industrial processes, such as steel production, chemical manufacturing, and energy-intensive manufacturing, helping to decarbonize these sectors and align with the circular economy principles.
    6. Optimization and Modeling: Researchers are using advanced techniques like mathematical programming and life cycle assessment to optimize biohydrogen production pathways and assess their feasibility and sustainability within a circular economy framework.

    Thus, we can establish the fact that biohydrogen is definitely a resource that can be beneficial for the sustainability of the world. But still, challenges need to be addressed, only after which can we make progress.

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    About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

    Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

    Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

    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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