Liquid hydrogen is the predominant means of US hydrogen supply for industrial applications, and requires sources of cost-effective gaseous hydrogen, highly specialized purification and liquefaction plant(s), and dedicated, purpose-built liquid hydrogen delivery trailers. Because transporting hydrogen as a compressed gas is inefficient, virtually all road-delivered hydrogen today is transported liquefied for at least part of its journey.
The supply of liquefied hydrogen is at risk, suffering from insufficient investment, raw hydrogen supply shortages, complex supply and distribution chains, and severe lack of delivery trailers and the drivers to haul them. Liquid hydrogen supply shortfalls, dramatic price escalation, and desire to reduce carbon footprint are raising the stature of on-site electrolysis hydrogen supply.
- Why is hydrogen for industrial delivery in shortfall now?
- What can users expect to be the situation for the next 10 years?
- What options are available to hydrogen users to meet their needs?