Hydrogen offers a means of decarbonising certain sectors that may prove difficult to electrify, such as heavy goods transport (trucks, trains, ships). By using hydrogen produced using renewable energy sources, these sectors can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and help to combat climate change.
Unlike some energy carriers, hydrogen can be stored. It can therefore be produced when there is an abundance of renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind), then stored for use when the energy demand is higher or when the renewable energy source is less readily available.
Hydrogen can be used in a variety of applications, from hydrogen fuel cells for producing electricity to industrial applications, heating, and mobility. Its versatility makes it an attractive solution for various sectors, making it popular as a future energy source.
Lastly, by using hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources, it is possible to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. This offers advantages in terms of energy security, diversification of energy sources, and the reduction of atmospheric pollution linked to the use of hydrocarbons. In fact, hydrogen can be produced directly where it is needed by installing an electrolyser.