Hydrogen Energy: False Hope or Solution?


Hydrogen Energy: False Hope or Solution?

21 June 2023 – by ETA Editorial

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Energy Insights speaks with Paul Martin about all things hydrogen. 

Paul is a chemical engineer by training and has an extensive 30-year history with making and using hydrogen and synthetic gas, working as a designer and builder for several pilot and demonstration scale plants for the chemical process industry.

Paul is also a lifelong environmentalist and advocate for climate action and decarbonisation. He’s one of the five co-founders of the Hydrogen Science Coalition, where they support a fact-based approach to hydrogen as an energy source to ensure that public investments in hydrogen are used responsibly and effectively without vested interests, public or private.

Topics discussed include the feasibility of hydrogen as an energy source, the limitations of hydrogen and the optimism bias for it across governments and the private sector, the physical thermodynamic limits of producing hydrogen, its role in hard-to-decarbonise industries like steel and shipping and the issue with the ideas that hydrogen could be used with existing energy infrastructure and many other topics.

Twitter: @SpitfireRsrch

LinkedIn: Paul Martin

Website: Hydrogen Science Coalition 

Website: Spitfire Research

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