The Anonymous Widower

Could Hydrogen Replace The Need For An Electric Grid?

This article on Brink with this title is a definite must read!

It all boils down to the fact, that it’s cheaper to transport gas over long distances, than electricity.

I also suspect, that a steel pipe, which is full of inflammable gas is more difficult and less profitable to steal, than a nice meaty copper cable.

January 7, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | ,


  1. Umm shame it doesn’t explain how its more economic than electric cables? Whilst Hydrogen is undoubtedly the wonder fuel and we need to do all we can to get it viable these propositions overlook the amount of carbon that’s required to create solar cells and wind turbines in the first place.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | January 7, 2021 | Reply

  2. I suspect that we might see more of Shell’s Blue Hydrogen Process, that makes hydrogen from natural gas. It does create carbon dioxide, but it is captured and it can be used or stored, in the gas fields where the gas came from in the first place.

    The process uses a newly-developed catalyst.

    The gas grid is often already there and often there are redundant pipelines going out into the North Sea, that can be used to transport the gas.

    Comment by AnonW | January 7, 2021 | Reply

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