However, most of this hydrogen is produced from natural gas, which generates greenhouse gas emissions.
As a “consumer” fuel, hydrogen’s future will likely be married with a clean, renewable energy source such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass or waste hydrogen capture.
That is one of the greatest advantages of hydrogen – its flexibility. Hydrogen can be produced:
- From fossil fuels;
- From renewable resources;
- Domestically, based on available resources;
- At centralized manufacturing plants (and distributed by tanker or pipeline); or,
- Through on-site production.
As one of the top five countries worldwide producing and using renewable power, Canada is well suited for this.