Low carbon hydrogen has an important role to play in achieving net zero, first in decarbonising existing hydrogen production, and then in high-value applications such as heavy industry, specialist vehicles and power system balancing. However, hydrogen has a complex and multifaceted value chain and cannot be seen as a direct replacement for natural gas, or equally akin to electricity. Along with its relative market immaturity, building a hydrogen value chain requires a more strategic approach.

Regen has been working in the hydrogen sector for over 4 years and have recently explored the end-to-end hydrogen value chain, identifying the opportunities and challenges in producing, storing, transporting and using hydrogen.

To find out more about Regen’s hydrogen work, please contact Jonty Haynes.

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The building blocks of a hydrogen value chain

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Ray Arrell
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