Aside from the technology needed to produce hydrogen, location of production is of equal importance to both cost effectiveness and use of land. Governments and developers will need to decide whether to meet demand and the lowest cost hydrogen is best produced on site next to renewables, or whether energy is transported from areas with high volume low-cost renewable energy to centralised hydrogen plants.
• Should developers put their efforts into several big projects that can meet capacities or a mix of smaller localised and regional projects?
• Examining the cost basis for localised projects vs. importing
• How issues of space to deploy projects will affect cost, especially in the European context with less space available
• Ensuring that green hydrogen remains green after transportation - how can foreign production be tracked to ensure renewables are used?