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‘Green’ or ‘blue’ hydrogen—what difference does it make? Not much for most Australians

February 19, 2024

Hydrogen can play a key role in Australia’s energy transition by giving us additional ways of storing and moving energy around. As the world shifts towards cleaner energy production, there’s a push to make hydrogen production cleaner as well. In Australia, low-emission hydrogen is produced in two main ways.

One method produces what is known as “green hydrogen”. It uses electricity produced from renewables—such as solar, wind or hydro—to “crack” water into separate streams of hydrogen and oxygen.

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