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We need green hydrogen to clean up heavy industry. Who’s making it?

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy, is seen as a key solution for decarbonizing heavy industries
• The article delves into the companies and regions leading the charge in green hydrogen production

🔭 The context: While hydrogen has been touted as a clean energy source, most of it is currently produced using fossil fuels, on the other hand, green hydrogen, is made using renewable energy sources, making it a truly clean alternative
• It's particularly crucial for sectors like steel and cement production, which are hard to electrify

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Transitioning to green hydrogen can significantly reduce carbon emissions from heavy industries
• As the demand for hydrogen grows, ensuring that it's produced sustainably is vital for achieving global climate goals

⏭️ What's next: Several companies and regions are emerging as leaders in green hydrogen production
• Europe is at the forefront, with countries like Germany and Spain investing heavily and companies such as ITM Power, Nel Hydrogen, and Siemens Energy also making significant strides in the sector

💬 One quote: "The transition to green hydrogen is not just an environmental imperative but also an economic one. As the market for hydrogen expands, those producing it sustainably will have a competitive edge" (Julian Spector, Senior Reporter)

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