Hydrogen has captured the world’s attention as a promising tool for decarbonisation. Today, hydrogen is principally used as a chemical feedstock, with the fertiliser industry being the largest single consumer and the bulk of manufacture being steam reformation of a hydrocarbon feedstock such as natural gas (producing CO2, generally without CCUS).
Clean hydrogen can be produced through electrolysis of water (using a very low carbon power source) or through application of CCUS to a steam reformation plant.
Whilst some hydrogen dreams may never be realised, we see the most promising roles for clean hydrogen in a role producing clean fertilisers, clean chemical feedstocks and in some transport applications.
We see clean hydrogen playing a role in sustainable aviation, but likely through some form of synthetic aviation fuel manufactured from recycled carbon and clean hydrogen rather than direct consumption of hydrogen (largely due to the very low volumetric energy density of hydrogen).
Arche Energy’s team use their diverse skills to develop strategies for our clients to enter the hydrogen market and to utilise other clean fuels.
Some of our services in the hydrogen and clean fuels industry include: