Renewable hydrogen is produced by a process known as electrolysis, where an electric current splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. If the electricity is produced by renewable sources like solar, wind, or biofuels, the resulting hydrogen will be considered renewable as well and has numerous emissions benefits. Hydrogen produced from this process can be used as a fuel directly, or as a part of intensive products like ammonia and methane. Renewable hydrogen has applications as fuel for on-road vehicles and forklifts where it generates LCFS credits. Hydrogen is also an input for renewable diesel production where it also affects the LCFS credit score. Investing in a renewable hydrogen project, or purchasing a production or storage technology is best undertaken with the support of expert assistance in matters like renewable hydrogen, and feedstocks.
A hydrogen expert is an expert in the process of hydrogen production from renewable and fossil feedstocks as well as the compression, liquefaction, delivery, and dispensing of hydrogen. Hydrogen from thermal conversion involves the reforming or partial oxidation of methane or other feedstocks with steam. Biogas from landfills or dairies is also a potential feedstock for renewable hydrogen. The electricity that passes through water, splits the water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen which can be used as a fuel directly or to make other energy-intensive products like methane and ammonia. Using this renewable electricity reduces dependence on fossil fuels. Under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, 1 million Btu of biogas is allowed per million Btu of hydrogen by book and claim for pipeline sourced biogas t generate 1 million Btu of renewable hydrogen. However, hydrogen produced at the biogas source can use 100% biogas as a feedstock. Other pathways include electrolysis including the use of renewable power as well as biological and advanced water-splitting technologies. A hydrogen expert should have experience with DOE’s H2A program as well as fueling models such as HySCapE.
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