A transition to a hydrogen economy, one step at a time
We cannot wait years to achieve a transition to a hydrogen-powered economy that would have a rapid impact on cutting emissions. We must start now to enact a step-by-step strategy, including "gateway" solutions that are already available today.
To date, our portfolio includes four technologies for producing four different types of hydrogen.
The first is so-called "Blue" hydrogen, produced through traditional technologies, but with a CO2 capture process which reduces climate-changing emissions into the atmosphere.
The second is "Electric Blue," which takes the “Blue” process to a more advanced level, introducing electrification powered by renewable energy as an alternative means to run the thermal process of the furnaces.
The third is "Green" hydrogen, produced by electrolysis starting from renewable energy sources. In the future, this is the optimal solution in environmental terms.
The fourth is "Circular" hydrogen, the result of the chemical conversion of plastic and dry waste, which recovers the carbon and hydrogen content. This solution, already technologically mature and feasible, is also economically sustainable.
Hydrogen has a specific role to play in our common future. It can support the decarbonization of sectors characterized by a lack of scalable electrification solutions. And there’s more. It can be used in various ways, from storing renewable energy to powering heavy transport. It can also be used as a feedstock in energy-intensive industries, such as the steel or chemical sectors. It is what has been called a "building block" of chemistry: a base product used to make more or less everything we have around us on a daily basis.