Hydrogen is an important pillar of the energy transition. First, it allows areas such as transportation (e.g. freight transport and air traffic), certain industries (e.g. steel and fertilizer production) and heat production to be decarbonized. Second, as an energy carrier, it can be used to store and transport renewable electricity over long distances. This allows renewable energy to be produced in the most favorable locations and decoupled from consumption. Hydrogen is therefore central to the strategies of many countries and the EU.
Axpo wants to play an important role in the transition to a CO2-free energy supply and is very well placed to do so. Firstly, Axpo has outstanding experience in the construction and operation of plants. Secondly, Axpo serves many customers with customized and innovative energy-related services. With a presence in around 40 markets, Axpo can provide its customers with comprehensive support and offer them broad-based solutions.
Hydrogen (H) is the most common element in the universe - it is a component of water (H2O) and practically all organic compounds.
You can find out more about the role and potential of hydrogen in Switzerland in our white paper.