As firms like Tree Energy Solutions GmbH (TES) and HIF Global work to build large-scale production and export hubs for hydrogen in the United States and Europe, executives said the next generation of fuels would likely need to be supported by existing natural gas infrastructure.


TES CEO Marco Alverà, speaking on a panel this week at CERAWeek by S&P Global, said plans to build a global hydrogen market would accelerate decarbonization efforts, but there are initial technical challenges to transporting and introducing the fuel to markets.

For TES, Alverà said, the solution would be “piggybacking” on gas infrastructure, using carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestered in carbon capture projects to mix with its hydrogen produced with renewable electricity. The result would be a...