Applications of hydrogen

Hydrogen in industry

Hydrogen use today is dominated by industry.  It is primarily used to refine oil, and produce ammonia, methanol and steel.

Virtually all of this hydrogen is supplied using fossil fuels at the moment, so there is significant potential for emissions’ reductions from clean hydrogen.

Industry is also providing the solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across many sectors through clean hydrogen technology.

INEOS wants to be at the forefront of the energy transition.

As a user and producer of hydrogen, it is uniquely placed to play a leading role in the production of green hydrogen, which is seen as the fuel of the future.

But its investments in blue hydrogen are also important.

Both have a huge part to play in significantly reducing CO2 emissions and decarbonising energy, transport and industry.

The long-term goal is for industry to use green hydrogen, made without the need for fossil fuels.

But in the short-term, blue hydrogen, where the vast majority of CO2 is captured and permanently stored during the process, can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and buys valuable time.

INEOS is agnostic about the ‘colour’ of the hydrogen it uses currently, so long as it is low carbon and contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Hydrogen should be one of, if not the main, source of fuel in the future.

It can be used to power almost every element of our day-to-day lives, from transport to homes. 

Importantly, embracing hydrogen as a fuel will be critical to reaching international net zero targets.

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The Hydrogen Olympics

Over the past decade, Japan has become one of the champions of hydrogen and fuel-cell technology, and hoped to showcase the power of hydrogen at Tokyo Olympics 2020

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