Blue Hydrogen as an Enabler of Green Hydrogen - The Case of Germany
Article from: OGEL 2 (2021), in Hydrogen
(Minor revisions 18/02/2021) The German government is pursuing phasing out lignite and hard coal-fired power by 2038 and a policy of strong support for renewables as major instruments to reach its 2050 decarbonization targets. At the same time, it has published a hydrogen strategy, promoting the use of hydrogen, but with reference solely to green hydrogen (hydrogen produced by electrolysis from renewable electricity), ignoring the role of blue hydrogen (hydrogen produced by a process of steam reforming of pyrolysis from natural gas). Many papers compare blue and green ...