Hydrogen is coming and it might be the perfect replacement for Natural Gas

Hydrogen is coming and it might be the perfect replacement for Natural Gas

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and the whole stigma around hydrogen isn’t the greatest. We’ve reported something similar with Volkswagen tearing into the “Hydrogen for passenger vehicles” debate. But we are extremely bullish on the value hydrogen will bring to the decarbonization value “green hydrogen” will bring to the market.

As a more energy-dense & lighter storage source for energy than a lithium-ion battery – the advantages of having access to hydrogen in abundance would be immensely valuable. Recently, another win has occurred for the potential of “green hydrogen” coming into mass circulation in the next decade.

Shell – an oil & gas company that has “showed” signs of transitioning to clean energy – has continued to push forward on their 4 MW – 10 MW offshore wind farm that will be used to produce hydrogen, which should produce close to 800k tonnes of hydrogen annually.

Now, beyond the fact that the project hasn’t been pulled due to the ongoing COVID situation is a good thing – predominantly due to the fact that Shell is looking at this as a long term investment and any 2 to 3-year “downturn” shouldn’t impact those plans if they financially planned it right – this project is coming at the perfect time.

It is timed perfectly with places like London banning future natural gas development from 2025 onward. With natural gas being phased out over the next 5 to 10 years implementation of hydrogen into the UK ecosystem can prove immensely beneficial as a replacement for natural gas due to its “similarities”.

Share this post →


A weekly newsletter helping climate founders and investors discover undercover climate startups, technologies and opportunities before everyone else. Written by founders, executives and investors with years across the climate-tech space. Subscribe for free today to grow your climate positive impact.

Related posts...

Reforestation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink

Reforestation has started to garner a larger portion of the general public’s attention. Its importance in habitat and wildlife conservation, its key role in supporting rural populations, and the growing need to reforest areas ravaged by wildfires are all strong motivators.

Read now ➜

Discover Pre Series-A Climate Startups Weekly

Develop your market map of up-and-coming climate startups and market opportunities by subscribing to our weekly newsletter for free.