Q. With reference to Hydrogen, consider the following statements:
1. Blue Hydrogen is produced using electrolysis powered by nuclear energy.
2. Steam Methane Reforming process for producing hydrogen results in greenhouse gas emissions.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: Blue Hydrogen is produced using fossil fuels but with carbon capture. Pink Hydrogen is produced using electrolysis powered by nuclear energy. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) though less expensive, produces greenhouse gas emissions that defeat the main purpose of opting for hydrogen in the first place. Currently, 90% of global hydrogen production uses SMR. 

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