Hydrogen is far more than just hype and must be seen as a global business case.
That’s the suggestion from Constatine Levoyannis, Head of Policy at Hydrogen Europe, who spoke to future Net Zero about how Europe could be the continent to provide the blueprint for a regular hydrogen framework and could set an example for the rest of the world to follow.
The energy expert estimates around 14% to 25% of the energy demand could be met by hydrogen in Europe by 2050 and notes the gas represents ‘the missing link’ in the energy sector – he said: “You need hydrogen if you want to go to net zero by 2050.
“You can’t do it alone with just electrification. Hydrogen is absolutely necessary for industries like aviation, maritime or transport with heavy vehicles.”
Mr Levoyannis also believes the Netherlands and Germany are already well-advanced in the field, having each set out a comprehensive hydrogen strategy.
He also expects that the European Commission’s targets for 6GW by 2024 and 40GW of green hydrogen electrolysers by 2030 are reachable and calls on policymakers to review their gas infrastructure strategy to drive towards these goals.
Watch the full interview to find out more…