On 31 October, the Scottish city of Glasgow hosted the annual UN climate conference, the so-called COP26. More than 190 world leaders gathered to discuss upon the actions that must be taken to tackle climate change. “Securing global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5°C within reach” represents the first and most important point of the agenda. In order to attain to this objective, governments, multinationals, and civil society must strive to accelerate the phase-out of coal and encourage investments in renewable resources.
Decarbonization, therefore, must be considered an imperative in the transition towards a more sustainable and environmental-friendly life and the only solution to limit global warming well below the 2°C threshold above pre-industrial levels. A turnkey solution to the overarching problem might be found on clean hydrogen.
Which actions to take?
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the production of hydrogen is responsible for CO2 emissions of around 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. A study conducted by the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) shows in fact that 95% of hydrogen production consists of extraction of hydrogen (H2) from methane (CH4), which in turn causes the release of CO2 in the atmosphere. A solution to this matter lies in electrolysis.
Considered the most promising and cleanest production process for hydrogen, it consists in breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through an electric current, thus obtaining pure hydrogen. When coupled with power generation systems from renewable sources, this outcome represents a relevant weapon in the transition towards a zero-pollution economy. And it is exactly here BaxEnergy’s solution comes into action.
ESP: a revolutionary solution for the management and control of critical assets
The versatile characteristics of hydrogen are of paramount relevance considering the long-term impact it has on the transition towards a greener economy. Its production occurring through electrolysers is driven by several renewable resources, such as solar and wind. BaxEnergy’s cutting edge software, namely Energy Studio Pro® (ESP), allows owners of renewable energy power plants to easily and securely manage their critical infrastructures through a unique solution, and, therefore, can definitely facilitate the production, management, and storage of hydrogen. The conglomerate of customizable services, allowing 24/7 monitoring and controlling of owner’s infrastructures at any time and place, makes ESP the only flexible solution available in the market to boost the overall productivity of power plants. Players in the energy sectors from all over the world have already embraced the platform into their internal operations. With respect to hydrogen, Hynamics and BaxEnergy have partnered up with an eye towards the future for the development of a solution to monitor and control the charging infrastructures of one of the largest hydrogen networks in Europe.
According to Mr. Wilson, Executive Director at the Hydrogen Council, “hydrogen offers ways to decarbonize a range of sectors and can produce, store, move and use energy in different ways”. BaxEnergy finds itself aligned with the potential clean hydrogen brings and strives in fine-tuning and offering secure technologies to mitigate global warming and to embrace the energy transition.
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