Cost-efficient large-scale production of carbon-neutral hydrogen is a key element in the transition to a climate-neutral economy. Given the rapid rise and application of solar and wind energy, water electrolysis is a logical route. An analysis of the first projects, the estimated required capacity and the potential market shows that we are only at the beginning of the development of this new industry. This part of the program is therefore aimed at reducing the (system) costs of water electrolysis to 2.5 €/kg H2 by 2030, and at rapidly increasing the production of electrolysers. In addition, there are relevant, possibly disruptive, transition technologies that prepare the chemical industry for the use of this green hydrogen. This route simultaneously produces both carbon-neutral hydrogen and a usable carbon-based feedstock (e.g. carbon black or precursors for higher order hydrocarbons).
Transition technologies CO2 neutral hydrogen production from methane:
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