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5. Of course it is
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 04:30 AM
Feb 2

Build a few bright shiny electrolysis demonstration projects to mask the fact that hydrogen production at scale remains, and will continue to be for quite some time, based on fossil fuels. As a pro-hydrogen report notes:

China leads the world in hydrogen production, but this production is currently emissions-intensive. In 2020, hydrogen production in China reached around 33 Mt, or 30% of the world total. China’s leading position results from its large share of the global chemical market and its considerable oil refining capacity, which are the primary sources of hydrogen demand today. China is the only country in the world that produces hydrogen from coal at significant scale: about two-thirds of China’s hydrogen production is fuelled by coal, with around 360 Mt of CO2 emissions generated in 2020.

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