Decarbonizing hydrogen production

Hydrogen can be produced in several ways, but if it is to help in the battle with climate change, the process will have to be decarbonized
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Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, Energy Systems

Green hydrogen, produced via electrolysis from renewables, is commonly regarded as the ultimate destination, but blue hydrogen, produced from natural gas or coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS), will be key to scaling the hydrogen economy.

Indeed, the majority of energy professionals believe that both green and blue hydrogen need to work in synergy to scale the hydrogen economy successfully.

Green hydrogen 

DNV has expertise across all aspects of production, transport, storage, and consumption of green hydrogen from renewable sources.

Services to energy industries

Our experts have deep understanding of power markets and grids. We provide:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Due diligence of electrolyser systems, fuel cell systems, and CCS projects
  • System integration studies
  • Evaluation of synthetic fuel value chains, including Power-to-Gas and Power-to-Liquids
  • Lifecycle assessment to quantify environmental benefits
  • Grid location and siting of electrolyser (Load) and/or fuel cells (Generation) 
  • Techno-economic analysis of hydrogen value chain options, including gas blending
  • Project risk management – cost, schedule and execution.

Blue hydrogen – Scaling carbon capture and storage 

What does it take to produce low-carbon blue hydrogen? In our November 2021 research brief Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future, we explore the greenhouse gas footprint of different blue hydrogen processes and supply chains, and what it takes for blue hydrogen to meet thresholds as set by the taxonomies developed by the EU and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

DNV is experienced in gas reforming, gas conditioning, and gasification. Our Recommended Practices cover CO2 capture, transport, storage and safety.

Find out how DNV is enabling the commercialization of CCS value chains and delivering assurance to projects and stakeholders: ensuring the safety of CCS operations, maintaining the integrity of CCS infrastructure, and driving cost efficiencies.

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, Energy Systems

Projects

Are offshore energy islands the future of hydrogen and e-fuel production?

Cost reductions in solar and wind power generation will enable dedicated hydrogen production to compete with grid-based and fossil-based hydrogen production in the coming decades, but this presents challenges, many of which could be overcome through energy islands.

Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

In this brief we explore the greenhouse gas footprint of different blue hydrogen processes and supply chains, and what it takes for blue hydrogen to meet thresholds as set by the taxonomies developed by the EU and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Our research

Download DNV technical and market reports related to hydrogen

Hydrogen Forecast to 2050

Get insights into factors crucial to scaling hydrogen, including policy, regulations, safety, and investment.

Rising to the challenge of hydrogen economy

The outlook for emerging hydrogen value chains, from production to consumption

Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

In this brief we explore the greenhouse gas footprint of different blue hydrogen processes and supply chains

Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Forecasts decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

Hydrogen – Decarbonizing heat

The benefits and challenges of hydrogen in decarbonizing

Hydrogen in the electricity value chain

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