When You Crunch The Numbers, Green Hydrogen Is A Non-Starter

People always look at production costs and blush. But that’s not where it gets really bad. Hydrogen is a very small molecule that is very hard to contain and hence hell to transport. Every single transport option for hydrogen is untested in a large-scale industrial setting and we will need that if this is going to move the needle. And its also a safety hazard much worse than whatever one has to deal with in the hydrocarbon world. Wait, hydrocarbons are hydrogen – just tamed. The simplest of them is methane, one carbon, and four hydrogen. The cleanest fuel there is. Much cleaner than hydrogen, wind, solar, or anything with the prefix bio attached to it. Methane is all the best of hydrogen without any of the nasty bits. 

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