White Natural Hydrogen:
The Key on the Path to Net Zero

Providing environmentally-friendly, innovative, technical and economical solutions to White Natural Hydrogen extraction


The existing hydrogen market is 99% carbon intensive and structured around use in the oil refining, ammonia and methanol sectors.


Currently, hydrogen is almost entirely produced from fossil fuels. Around 75% of the global hydrogen production relies on natural gas, with the rest mainly derived from coal.


White Natural Hydrogen is considered the best option to lower the ‘greenhouse effect’. Moreover, white hydrogen can be used as feedstock, fertilizer, fuel or as an energy carrier and does not emit CO₂ when burnt.


Replacing grey hydrogen production with decarbonized White Natural Hydrogen would save the equivalent of the entire annual UK CO₂ emissions.

Hydrogen is already a big market with high expectations of growth. Global hydrogen use could expand from less than 90 Mt in 2020 to more than 200 Mt in 2030. By 2030, there will be an estimated 80 billion USD of mature investments in hydrogen globally.


The majority of hydrogen demand comes from the oil refining and ammonia production industries. Around 180 million tons of ammonia are produced globally, with 80% used as feedstock for fertilizer.


‘Green’ hydrogen, which accounts for around 2% of global hydrogen production, is produced through electrolysis. But at a cost 4-5$/Kg versus an expected cost of production 0.5-1$/Kg for White Natural Hydrogen, green hydrogen is not economically viable.


With an estimated potential to aid the de-carbonization of 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions, hydrogen is The Key on the Path to Net Zero. And, white hydrogen is the most economically viable environmentally-friendly form of hydrogen available.

 

Sources: Goldman Sachs, IEA, McKinsey