Hydrogen Value Chain

Hydrogen has been identified as one of the key energy carriers to enable the energy transition. The hydrogen market is still immature but is expected to grow  together with renewable energy. This requires good planning and knowledge of essential technology and cost drivers.

A hydrogen value chain consists of hydrogen producers, a distribution network, and consumers. To make it profitable you are dependent on competitive hydrogen prices, stable and reliable supply and an established market demand.   

Today we distinguish between the different colours of hydrogen based on how they are produced. The most common colours are green, blue, and grey hydrogen. The hydrogen is either produced from renewable energy sources through electrolysis or by reforming of natural gas with and without carbon capture, respectively. The former is the only production process without any CO2 emissions.

From hydrogen gas it is possible to create compressed and liquid hydrogen as well as multiple hydrogen-based fuels such as ammonia, methanol and liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOCH). This allows for a wide application of hydrogen across industries, and it is important to identify the relevant consumers in a local and global value chain. 

Greensight has extensive knowledge about the energy and hydrogen market, with strong connections to the producer, distribution and consumer segment. Based on this we can identify possibilities and challenges for our customers which seeks to navigate or enter the hydrogen value chain regardless of their position. We focus on the Norwegian and European market, but are continually building knowledge in upcoming hydrogen markets globally.