eLibrary BLUE HYDROGEN Version 1 (October 2021)

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the debate on ‘blue hydrogen’ ranging from its proponents to the sceptics. Blue hydrogen is created from fossil sources, where the carbon emissions produced are being captured and stored. No worry that ‘carbon capture’ technology itself is still in its infancy. The list is not intended to be exhaustive. All the pieces are free-online. However, some items have been republished in Academia Edu [AE] and Research Gate [RG]. These can be accessed simply by registering at each (once only). 

Balanyá, B., e.a. (2020) The Hydrogen Hype: Gas Industry Fairy Tale or Climate Horror Story? The European Commission and its quest to let the gas industry write the book on hydrogen in Europe

Bauer, C., e.a. (2021) ‘On the climate impacts of blue hydrogen production’ Preprint  ChemRxiv [RG]

Calabrese, J. (2021) Warming to a Multi-Colored Hydrogen Future? The GCC and Asia Pacific. MEI@75

Dickel, R. (2021) Blue hydrogen as an enabler of green hydrogen: the case of Germany. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Working Paper, 159

Energy Transitions Commission (2021) Making the Hydrogen Economy Possible: Accelerating Clean Hydrogen in an Electrified Economy

Gorski, J., Wu, K.T., and Jutt, T. (2021) Carbon intensity of blue hydrogen production. Accounting for technology and upstream emissions Pembina Institute

Howarth, R.W. and M.Z. Jacobson (2021) ‘How green is blue hydrogen?’, Energy Science and Engineering, 9, 10, 1676-1687.

HSBC (2020) Hydrogen for the future: Delivering zero-carbon in heavy industry

Hydrogen Council (2021) Hydrogen decarbonization pathways. Potential supply scenarios.

IEA (2019) The Future of Hydrogen. Seizing today’s opportunities

IRENA (2019) Hydrogen: A Renewable Energy Perspective. Report prepared for the 2nd Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

KEARNEY (2020) Hydrogen applications and business models. Going blue and green

Liu, N. (2021) Increasing blue hydrogen production affordability, Hydrocarbon Processing Newsletter, une 2021

Noussan, M.,e.a. (2020) ‘The Role of Green and Blue Hydrogen in the Energy Transition—A Technological and Geopolitical PerspectiveSustainability, 13, 298

Saadat, S. and Gersen, S. (2021) Reclaiming Hydrogen for a Renewable Future. Distinguishing Oil & Gas Industry Spin from Zero-Emission Solutions

UK HFCA (2020) The case for Blue Hydrogen UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association Position Paper

World Energy Council (2019) New Hydrogen Economy – Hope or Hype? Zapantis, A. (2021) Blue Hydrogen. Circular Carbon Economy: Keystone to Global Sustainability Series