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Hydrogen’s Future May Follow Path Blazed by Natural Gas

  • Cost of shipping hydrogen is much higher than pipe transport
  • LNG terminals in Europe look to adopt hydrogen as future fuel
Linde AG Hydrogen Electrolysis Plant Operations as European Utilities Race to Unlock Green Fuel
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For a glimpse into the future of a hydrogen-fueled world, look no further than natural gas and the technology that rapidly transformed it into a global commodity.

Following natural gas’s lead, Japan is preparing to trial imports from Australia of super-chilled liquid hydrogen. German energy utility RWE AG is promoting hydrogen in a planned liquefied natural gas terminal, while Britain’s National Grid Plc is exploring options for the fuel at its LNG port near London.