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The industry body European Biogas Association (EBA) has published a white paper this week on the sustainability, affordability and accessibility of bio-hydrogen in Europe in collaboration with biogas experts.
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The European Commission sees hydrogen as a key energy carrier contributing to making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. However, more than 95% of European hydrogen production capacity currently comes from fossil fuels, while only 1% qualifies as green hydrogen. This is usually produced via electrolysis, which requires a lot of electricity, leading to high production costs.

In contrast, biohydrogen or biogenic hydrogen is produced via fermentation or photolysis from already available carbon sources, such as locally harvested biomass or biogas from manure and other agricultural residues.

EBA’s white paper provides insight into the role of biohydrogen within overall hydrogen production, production technologies, the ways in which biohydrogen contributes to decarbonisation, economics and market readiness. The paper also provides recommendations for an EU regulatory framework.

The full white paper can be downloaded from the EBA website. In addition, the EBA made a series of videos on biohydrogen, which can be seen on YouTube.

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