OIES Podcast – Hydrogen: Current challenges in creating viable business cases
In this podcast, David Ledesma talks to Martin Lambert, Head of OIES Hydrogen Research, about the key messages from the recent European Hydrogen Conference and how they fit with the ongoing research in OIES. In particular, they cover the heightened energy security concerns following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and hydrogen ambitions in the REPowerEU document published by the European Commission in early March 2002. They then go on to talk about the growing realism about where hydrogen is more likely to play a role, and some of the key challenges to be overcome. Addressing the challenges of creating business cases for use of hydrogen in specific sectors and for transporting it to customers, the conversation also addresses the importance of hydrogen storage and the recognition that this area needs more focus, both technically and commercially. Finally, they talk about the geopolitics of hydrogen, and how energy security concerns may influence future development pathways.