Does Green Hydrogen Have a Water Problem?

Time: 4:15 PM - 4:40 PM

Date: 2024/02/29

Synopsis

  • Discussing concerns over the 20.5 billion cubic meters of annual freshwater requirement for producing 2.3 Gt of hydrogen. How will this demand impact already stressed freshwater resources, especially in water-scarce regions?
  • While reverse osmosis offers a solution by tapping into Earth’s saltwater resources, what are the environmental and energy implications of large-scale desalination for hydrogen production?
  • As the green hydrogen industry scales, how will the integration of desalination impact production costs? Can the industry maintain its competitive edge while ensuring sustainable water use?

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