Time to stop flirting with ‘blue’ hydrogen and go green, experts say

An aerial photograph of an energy production facility at night time.
14 May 2021

Advocates for an Australian green hydrogen industry have issued a fresh plea for the country to focus on wind and solar as the fuel source, arguing that labels like ‘blue’ hydrogen can hide the true emissions impact of hydrogen produced using fossil fuels.

Australia’s emerging potential as a hydrogen export superpower is gaining increasing attention, particularly as a way for Australia to tap into a rapidly growing global demand for zero emissions energy.

While ‘green’ hydrogen, produced using renewable energy, has the potential to drive emissions reductions in a wide range of transport and industrial sectors, the fossil fuel industry has sought to pitch hydrogen produced using fossil fuels as more marketable ‘blue’ hydrogen.

Read the full article on the Renew Economy website, featuring Dr Emma Aisbett