NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Making Los Angeles A Green Hydrogen Mecca/


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.



  • TTTA Wednesday-ORIGINAL REPORTING: The IRA And The New Energy Boom
  • TTTA Wednesday-ORIGINAL REPORTING: The IRA And the EV Revolution

  • Weekend Video: Coming Ocean Current Collapse Could Up Climate Crisis
  • Weekend Video: Impacts Of The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current Collapse
  • Weekend Video: More Facts On The AMOC

    WEEKEND VIDEOS, July 15-16:

  • Weekend Video: The Truth About China And The Climate Crisis
  • Weekend Video: Florida Insurance At The Climate Crisis Storm’s Eye
  • Weekend Video: The 9-1-1 On Rooftop Solar

    WEEKEND VIDEOS, July 8-9:

  • Weekend Video: Bill Nye Science Guy On The Climate Crisis
  • Weekend Video: The Changes Causing The Crisis
  • Weekend Video: A “Massive Global Solar Boom” Now

    WEEKEND VIDEOS, July 1-2:

  • The Global New Energy Boom Accelerates
  • Ukraine Faces The Climate Crisis While Fighting To Survive
  • Texas Heat And Politics Of Denial
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    WEEKEND VIDEOS, June 17-18

  • Fixing The Power System
  • The Energy Storage Solution
  • New Energy Equity With Community Solar
  • Weekend Video: The Way Wind Can Help Win Wars
  • Weekend Video: New Support For Hydropower
  • Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, August 24-26:
  • Happy One-Year Birthday, Inflation Reduction Act
  • The Virtual Power Plant Boom, Part 1
  • The Virtual Power Plant Boom, Part 2

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Making Los Angeles A Green Hydrogen Mecca

    LA Green Hydrogen Hub Prospects Growing

    Herman Trabish, December 6, 2021 (California Current)

    Editor’s note: Green hydrogen has gained momentum with expanded efforts to find non-fossil fuel ways to respond to the war in Europe.

    It is feasible for HyDeal Los Angeles, a public-private renewable hydrogen advocacy consortium, to make Los Angeles a global renewable hydrogen hub and to deliver cost-competitive renewable hydrogen to the LA basin and build a mass market, but only with a rigorous set of strategies and investor buy-in, HyDeal’s phase one multisector planning group concluded.

    To drive the current high costs of green hydrogen down, HyDeal needs to become a multi-sector, high-volume supply chain/off-taker ecosystem comparable to gasoline’s refineries, pipelines, and fueling stations, Green Hydrogen Coalition President and Founder Janice Lin said at a Dec. 1 coalition webinar.

    There is $9.5 billion “clean hydrogen” spending in the new U.S. infrastructure law, including $8 billion for “Clean Hydrogen Hubs” like HyDeal LA, Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Director Sunita Satyapal said during the webinar. In addition, DOE Earthshot investments are projected to help reduce the costs of this renewably-generated fuel, potentially bringing its average market price from today’s over $50/MWh to $20/MWh in 2030, she added.

    DOE’s Hydrogen Earthshot funding proposes to bring the current per kilogram cost of green hydrogen of about $15 to $1/kg by 2030. That would replicate the success of the DOE Sunshot, which brought the cost of utility-scale solar from $0.15/kWh or more to below $0.03/kWh in the last decade, Satyapal said. In addition, LADWP committed to converting the Intermountain Power Plant in Utah and three in-basin power plants to green hydrogen over the next 15 years to advance the market.

    Between 2030 and 2035, a $27 billion investment would be needed, according to HyDeal’s planning group. That would build 26 GW of solar and 20 GW of electrolyzers at IPP and other Southwestern sites to fuel renewable hydrogen generated electricity via existing and new transmission and liquid fuel via thousands of kilometers of new pipelines to meet the LA hub’s 1 million to 3 million metric tons of demand. From 2025 to 2030, HyDeal would accelerate upstream production outside LA and introduce higher percentages of pipeline blends, proponents say.

    Ultimately, dedicated pipelines will be needed to transport green hydrogen because they carry eight times the energy of transmission lines and will be needed to deliver liquid fuels to the LA basin for applications beyond power generation, HyDeal reported. Early conclusions from more advanced programs in Europe and testing by Dominion Energy and others suggest repurposed natural gas pipelines can be safe for large-scale liquid green hydrogen transport, Lin said…” click here for more


    Post a Comment

    << Home