🔋 Scaling electric hydrogen, with Raffi Garabedian
Hydrogen is already used as a fuel source across different sectors, especially in heavy industry. Its production is responsible for around 2% of global CO2 emissions, as 98% of hydrogen is made using fossil fuels.
We cannot simply stop using hydrogen: certain processes don’t have a credible alternative. Hydrogen is necessary in processes such as hydrogenation, desulphurisation; methanol, fertiliser and steel production. Michael Liebrich’s Clean Hydrogen Ladder below portrays well the use cases where the use of hydrogen will make most sense (and impact) as we decarbonise.
The question is: can we produce hydrogen at scale such that it combats climate change rather than accelerates it? This is what Raffi Garabedian’s company, Electric Hydrogen, is focused on. I spoke with Raffi on the latest podcast, which you can listen to here.