Hydrogen can be an energy carrier where batteries cannot be used. For example, hydrogen storage weighs one-seventh of the battery needed for a speedboat traveling between the Norwegian cities Trondheim and Kristiansund.
Hydrogen production in Norway
This policy brief explains the difference between green, blue and gray hydrogen, different use cases, opportunities for a Norwegian hydrogen production, and political questions which remain unresolved.
- is an energy carrier similar to batteries
- is necessary to achieve the climate goals
- is produced from renewable energy and water (green), or natural gas with CO2 storage (blue)
- can become a big industry in Norway, but requires support
- needs a market in the EU and expertise from the oil industry