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Geologists signal start of hydrogen energy ‘gold rush’

Clive Cookson of The Financial Times reports on underground hydrogen.

The C3 Take
  • The world has as much as 5 tons of hydrogen in underground reserves, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Most hydrogen is produced with natural gas (blue hydrogen) which emits carbon dioxide when burned.
  • Experts believe that underground hydrogen can be accessed at a lower cost than green (produced with renewables) and blue hydrogen and with fewer emissions.
  • Startups and investors are flooding the industry, which could set up off a hydrogen gold rush.

“Geologists are now finding natural hydrogen reserves around the world. This month researchers reported that more than 200 tonnes of hydrogen a year were flowing from the Bulqizë chromite mine in Albania.”

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