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[Episode #147] – Hydrogen Innovations and Applications

Hydrogen projects are under way around the world, and some of them are aiming to achieve real commercial scale. But tracking this rapidly-evolving sector is challenging, because it’s happening everywhere at once. So in this episode we build on the foundation we laid in Episodes #142 and #143, in which we surveyed the entire hydrogen sector, to focus in on some of the notable commercial projects that aim to expand hydrogen production and bring down its costs, as well as some potential applications for hydrogen. We also try to identify a bit more specifically where it has any clear advantages over other technologies.

With the help of senior hydrogen advisor Gniewomir Flis of Agora Energiewende, a German energy transition think-tank, this episode offers a look at some significant projects that are underway to expand green hydrogen production capacity, especially in Europe and the Middle East, as well as projects that aim to deploy hydrogen in everything from shipping to power generation.


Gniewomir Flis is a senior hydrogen advisor at Agora Energiewende. He seeks to understand hydrogen’s potential as a tool for reaching net-zero. Before joining Agora, Gniewomir was a senior hydrogen analyst at Aurora Energy Research, and the Content Lead behind New Hydrogen Economy course. Between 2018 and 2020, Gniewomir was an analyst to Michael Liebreich, founder of BloombergNEF. Gniewomir holds two Masters, one in finance from Imperial College Business School, and the other in chemistry from University College London.

On Twitter: @gnievchenko

On the Web:  Gniewomir’s profile page at Agora Energiewende

Recording date: March 19, 2021

Air date: May 12, 2021

Geek rating: 4