Workpackage 3

Direct use of hydrogen

Project HyUSE

Consortium formed from workshops Direct use of hydrogen [wp3]

Aftermovie WP 3 direct us of hydrogen workshops

Our project is special and will play an important role in reducing energy consumption in the future. Through the collaboration of various parties from industry and research and knowledge institutions, we have formed a powerful consortium with many possibilities. Our determination to work together towards a more sustainable future is reflected in this project, which we believe will contribute to this.

Goal & Activities

The current global hydrogen produced from natural gas is currently used primarily as feedstock for industrial processes, for example in oil and biomass refining and ammonia production. However, the direct use of hydrogen can also be attractive in energy-intensive industries for decarbonizing processes requiring high temperatures. In power generation, hydrogen, and in some cases derivatives of hydrogen such as ammonia or methanol, can be used in fuel cells or on a large scale in (modified) natural gas turbines. In addition, hydrogen can be used in the mobility sector in a fuel cell electric drive or as a climate-neutral fuel in internal combustion engines.The built environment is also an interesting sector for the use of hydrogen in heating homes. Here it is important to determine in which segments of the built environment the application of hydrogen is optimal. It is also important to understand the instruments that take into account financial, environmental, safety and comfort aspects as well as the social impact.



This work package aims to analyze:
Use of hydrogen as a fuel and feedstock in (energy-intensive) industry and for power generation
Use of hydrogen as a fuel in mobility and built environment
System aspects of hydrogen deployment in different value chains
Non-technical aspects of hydrogen deployment (policy, instruments, support base)


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