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A Hydrogen Roadmap for Irish Transport 2020-2030 – Hydrogen Mobility Ireland

By October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Hydrogen Ireland Association and a group of leading industrial players, and public sector bodies have come together to launch a coordinated strategy report for the deployment of hydrogen mobility in Ireland. 

The transport sector is currently the second-highest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland. The use of hydrogen as a fuel for cars and heavy-duty vehicles can enable zero-emissions transport.

We are reaching a consensus globally that renewables have a big role to play in reducing emissions and that electrification and storage can work hand in hand. Hydrogen is versatile and is becoming very cost-effective to produce from renewables. There are multiple projects across Europe, US, and Asia that are scaling hydrogen production technology, allowing hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in steel & fertiliser industries, being shipped from Australia to Japan and enabling an unprecedented amount of interest for hydrogen transport; in fuel cell buses, cars, trains, and trucks. These vehicles are difficult to decarbonise at scale other than using hydrogen.

Mark Teevan, Chairman of Hydrogen Mobility Ireland and Minister Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment at the Hydrogen Mobility Ireland report launch

In Ireland, currently, about 35% of our electricity is from renewable wind. Ireland’s Climate Action Plan has aimed to reach 70% renewables by 2030, ban the sale of new petrol & diesel vehicles and have a million electric vehicles on the roads. Hydrogen in transport can support renewable energy, it can start small and scaleup fast to help enable Ireland’s Climate Action Plan to happen, making a real impact to reduce emissions in transport by 2030, for our climate & for our health.

“We see hydrogen playing a role in achieving Ireland’s climate targets in Transport, Heating, Energy & Storage. Our aim is to connect hydrogen with all sectors of energy and society, creating a new clean, zero-emission economy” Dr James Carton, Hydrogen Ireland Association.

Key Report Findings:

By 2030 the Hydrogen Mobility Ireland Strategy can Deliver many Benefits for Ireland, including:

– Hydrogen as a mass-market fully zero-carbon fuel

– Cost competitive clean transport

– No local pollutant emissions

– A solution for heavy use transport

– Direct benefits for the Irish economy

– Catalysing other hydrogen energy applications

– Hydrogen from renewable energy

– Hydrogen Fuel cell vehicles to include 30 Buses, 50 cars & 10 Trucks on Irish roads by 2023

Please download the full public report HERE http://hydrogenireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HMI_report_final_Oct3rd2019-2.pdf and Summary report HERE   http://hydrogenireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HMI_narrative_summary_final_Oct3rd2019.pdf

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