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Generating Green Hydrogen

Jules Verne told us about green hydrogen more than 125 years ago in his novel The Mysterious Island: "What are they going to burn instead of coal?... Water. Water broken down into its elements by electricity will one day be used as fuel."

 

As an abundant resource, hydrogen has the potential to power a significant portion of the world requirements. Among its many advantages, hydrogen can be produced anywhere from a variety of resources for use either on-site or through distribution to a destination. 

The most widely available option for producing green hydrogen is water electrolysis powered by renewable electricity. Green Hydrogen Asia is working with world leading electrolyser manufactures to ensure the most efficient and cost effective technology will be available in Malaysia and re Asia Pacific region

Energy Source

Whilst hydrogen produces zero emissions at its end point, how “green” hydrogen is depends on the fuels used to make it. The decarbonising power of hydrogen relies primarily on its production method and on the natural resources that go into its production.

  • Hydrogen is classified as “gray” if it uses a fossil fuel as a source.

  • Hydrogen is labeled “blue” if carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions are in place when using fossil fuels, to contain carbon emissions emitted from the production process.

  • Hydrogen is defined as green if it is generated from water and renewable energy to power the electrolysers, making the process completely green and sustainable.

At Green Hydrogen Asia, we are developing feasibility studies focused on hydrogen generation from sustainable and renewable energy sources within Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region.

Distribution

On the surface distribution of H2 in Asia is a matter of applying existing methodologies such as pipelines and tanker trucks. However to maintain the lowest carbon footprint, Green Hydrogen Asia is implementing a number of sustainable options. With the transportation sector being one of the largest contributors to anthropogenic global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, (29% of total U.S. GHG emissions in 2019 alone), we are introducing new technologies to a number of national transportation companies to reduce the current emissions and provide an end to end hydrogen business model. The will include, adapting existing diesel transportation to run on H2 and the introduction of  medium and heavy duty trucks powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells.

End Users

Green Hydrogen Asia is focusing on potential overarching applications across a range of industries.

  1. Transportation fuel: Hydrogen can be used as a fuel for Heavy and Medium haulage trucking, commuter busses, a any transportation medium with a back to base business model. As regional hydrogen infrastructure develops, the range of transportation options will increase exponentially. 

  2. Power generation: Through the opposite conversion used to produce electrolysis, hydrogen can be reconverted into electric power, where it can provide energy when needed. As a long-lasting and reliable source of energy, it offers a new solution to address the need to store power. It also offers a means to stabilize energy production flow and shift over time, which can plague renewable energy generation.

  3. Energy source for heating and powering buildings: In parallel to being an energy source for industries, gas hydrogen can be used to heat buildings, including residential houses, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings.

Whilst hydrogen is used as a feedstock for industry we see this more as the domain of Blue and Grey production methods.