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Meet the boffins and buccaneers drilling for hydrogen

The Economist covers the expansive network of underground hydrogen entrepreneurs.

The C3 Take
  • Hydrogen offers potential to reduce emissions in the agriculture and power sectors, but its production is expensive and energy intensive.
  • Underground hydrogen, which could cut production costs, is being explored in regions across the world including Australia, Mali, Turkey, and the U.S.
  • The robust private sector activity in this space is promising and could accelerate a shift toward cleaner energy and agricultural production.

“Hydrogen has the highest energy density of all chemical fuels and is also very reactive, says Eric Toone, chief technology officer of Breakthrough Energy. This makes it potent. It could be used to make essential but currently dirty things such as liquid fuels, steel and ammonia.”

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