IRENA releases ‘Water for hydrogen production’ report

IRENA has released a comprehensive report titled ‘Water for hydrogen production’, co-authored by Bluerisk. This report provides an in-depth analysis of water withdrawal and consumption intensities across various hydrogen production pathways, highlighting green hydrogen as the most water-efficient clean hydrogen production technology.

The findings are based on extensive interviews with industry experts and thorough literature reviews. The report also explores the projected increase in global hydrogen production and its implications for freshwater withdrawal, emphasising the importance of integrating water considerations into energy planning.

In particular, the 63-page report emphasises the need for careful consideration of water use in hydrogen production in areas facing water scarcity, to ensure sustainable and resilient energy and water sector development. By offering tailored recommendations, the report aims to guide policymakers and industry towards more water-efficient practices, ensuring a sustainable balance between meeting energy needs and conserving water resources.

The full report is freely accessible via this link.

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