Hydrogen industry consortium plans to reduce carbon emissions
Independent Dutch expert in risk management and quality assurance, DNV GL has launched an international industry consortium in collaboration with CelSian Glass & Solar to develop the technology required for a gradual transition from natural gas to hydrogen as a fuel in energy-intensive industrial production processes, such as glassmaking. The programme provides an important building block for the successful rollout of the sustainable hydrogen value chain.
“Existing burner and burner control technology to decarbonise industrial production processes are not yet market-ready, despite great interest and the advantages of hydrogen as a low carbon fuel in high temperature industries” commented Sander Gersen, project leader, DNV GL – Oil & Ga. “Our programme aims to have new burner concepts available within two years.”
The programme is a collaboration in the introduction of hydrogen as a fuel for industrial use, aiming to contribute fundamental improvements to existing industrial heating processes to make the gradual transition from natural gas to hydrogen fast and cost-efficiently.
The industry consortium comprises more than 30 private and public partners throughout the hydrogen value chain, including industrial end users, technology suppliers, fuel suppliers and traders, gas transport companies, knowledge institutes and the Dutch government.