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?
- 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.