Hydrogen

a pillar for carbon neutrality

FRIEM sustains the deployment of green Hydrogen production

A pillar for carbon neutrality

 

Tackling climate changes and reducing CO2 emissions have captured a global high level of attention. Diverse conversations in almost all countries about hydrogen’s role in the future of energy are ongoing. Worldwide governments are keenly interested in ways of reducing the net emissions of greenhouse gasses and to develop a national strategy able to ensure security, economic development and energy access. 

The number of countries around the world analysing the current state of play of the hydrogen and investing in research and pilot projects, are expanding rapidly.

Sectors like industry and refinery which use around 75 million tons per year of hydrogen, are associated with large CO2 emissions, due to the use of conventional sources like hydrocarbon to produce the gas.

Therefore, supplying hydrogen to industrial users is now a major business around the world. As the hydrogen value chain touches upon many different types of manufacturing sectors and technologies, support investment in the hydrogen technologies to develop technical expertise to reinforce skills and capacities is fundamental.

How does FRIEM sustain the Hydrogen production?

FRIEM makes available its know-how and technology in energy conversion to technical and scientific projects focused on the development of the Hydrogen supply chain, actively partnering with the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and in Italy with H2IT, (both supporting the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050). Moreover, FRIEM contributes in European research projects such as EveryWh2ere.

FRIEM produces high quality power conversion units for hydrogen electrolysis process (power to gas) and solutions for fuel cells energy generation (gas to power). Since 1950, FRIEM has always replied to the specific need of converting energy to supply new processes evolved from the industrial innovation, and continues sustaining a clean future for next generations.

Power to gas

When energy is used to produce hydrogen through electrolysis

Gas to power

When hydrogen is reconverted into energy

Some key concepts

+ What is hydrogen?
Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table (symbol H). It is the most abundant and light chemical substance in the universe.
+ How can hydrogen be produced?
Reforming is the most widespread method to extract hydrogen from natural gas and from liquefied petroleum gas and naphtha. Other processes include gasification and electrolysis.
+ What is green hydrogen?
When hydrogen is produced by electrolysis of water using electricity produced from renewable energy (wind, solar, hydropower).
+ How is hydrogen used today?
Hydrogen use today is dominated by industry, for oil refining, ammonia, methanol and steel production.
+ How will hydrogen be used tomorrow?
Hydrogen is essential to decarbonize the energy system. It offers ways to decarbonise industrial processes, it looks promising to be a lowest-cost option for storing electricity, can transport energy from renewables over long distances. Hydrogen can be used as energy carrier in sectors like transport, and to heat and power buildings.

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MOBILITY Knowledge into efficiency

MOBILITY

Knowledge into efficiency

SERVICE A partner to our Customer

SERVICE

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ENERGY Working now for the future

ENERGY

Working now for the future