Sustainable development

The potential of hydrogen

A key to the energy transition

Hydrogen can be used as a feedstock, fuel, energy carrier and energy storage medium. Being versatile and having a low to zero carbon intensity, it can prove a key enabler of the energy transition. The development of hydrogen technologies will allow us to build a modern multi-utility group relying on efficient technologies, clean energy and low-carbon fuels.

The energy transition and growing environmental awareness among consumers are reshaping our reality, as demonstrated by the ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets and regulations, including the Fit for 55 package. Emerging technologies are helping to decarbonise industry, and renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly cost efficient. Also, there is increasing talk of new recycling technologies. 

Hydrogen is now among the key components of the energy transition. What are its characteristics?

Stands out from other fuels

Emits no CO2 or other environmentally harmfull copounds

It is ubiquitous

Hydrogen is the most abudant element

It has a high energy density

Hydrogen has a much higher energy density per unit mass compared with other fuels (nearly three times the energy content of gasoline)







It is a key pillar of decarbonisation

Allows to reduce CO2 emissons from industry, transport, energy generation and district heating

It provides flexibility in the operation of the power grid

Hydrogen production will help stabilise the operation of renewable energy sources, allowing for their maximum utilisation at times of off-peak electricity demand

Can be stored in the form of derivative products

Can be used as a feedstock to produce synthetic fuels and ammonia

See also

Sustainable development

Digitalisation and circular economy

Sustainable development

Green Finance