The EU, national and regional governments, and a number of private companies are increasingly developing and promoting strategies with hydrogen as a key energy carrier on the path to net zero emissions. For green hydrogen to accelerate the green energy transition, it will require adoption into sectors, where it is practically absent today. Its versatility means that it can be harnessed by many industries and presents opportunities for sectors that are difficult to decarbonize with renewable electricity, such as steel, agriculture, heavy road-transport and shipping. The increasing interlinking of potential applications is known as sector coupling.
A successful green energy transition, its demands and supplies is greatly depending on how well societies sets favorable conditions to the bringing together of key elements in circular ecosystems and PtX technologies, infrastructures supportive. To relieve the electricity grid of the large amounts of electricity that the green transition inevitably requires, energy should be produced as close as possible to the place it is consumed.
A Hydrogen Hub can be defined as a “network of clean hydrogen producers, potential clean hydrogen consumers, and connective infrastructure located in close proximity.” A hydrogen Hub can be small or big at scale, but the overall mission is the same, namely to develop, accelerate or support sustainable energy production, storage and use across value chains. Put briefly, it is all about bringing together the puzzle pieces wisely.