Does Green Hydrogen Have a Water Problem?
Time: 4:15 PM - 4:40 PM
- 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?