Going toe-to-toe with the United States on green hydrogen may be “ridiculous”, but chemical plants at mines for local supply may be viable despite challenges.
Time to rethink green hydrogen approach: go local
The mining industry can’t expect to get green hydrogen delivered in handy trucks or cylinders to replace diesel.
In an already dangerous sector, mines will need to become chemical plants if they want to use the alternative fuel because it will need to be produced and used on site, new research explains.
“It’s a very important part of decarbonising this industry, but it does have challenges,” consultant Andrew Wilson told AAP.
The Embracing the Green Hydrogen Transformation in Mining report prepared by the global consultancy firm dss+ takes a practical view.