The energy transition creates multiple challenges. Four major levers are needed to enable the energy transition, including 1) Increasing energy efficiency limits the rise of energy consumption; 2) CCS/U decarbonizes the use
of fossil fuels3 ; 3) Switch to zero emission energy carriers, e.g., electricity or hydrogen; 4) Renewables replace fossil fuels. In addition, there are seven roles for hydrogen in the energy transition. In a 2-degree-world, hydrogen could contribute ~18% of demand. Half of the total CO2 abatement potential will come from transport. The technologies exist and are ready to be deployed.
Hydrogen by 2050: a quantified vision of its key role in the energy transition. Its mobility markets is ready to scale
TODAY. Air Liquide, a key founder of the global Hydrogen Council, has been developing unique expertise in the mastery of the entire hydrogen chain (production, storage, and distribution) for more than 40 years. Air Liquide launched its Blue Hydrogen initiative several years ago. This initiative pledges to produce at least 50% of the hydrogen dedicated to energy applications through carbon-free processes by 2020. Through different initiatives, Air Liquide is progressively building the H2 economy and it is mastering the whole hydrogen value chain.