The role of natural gas and hydrogen in the future of energy

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Part two of our EnergyTech series deep dives explores hydrogen, culture, and infrastructure.

  • The “Oil Majors” have grown in the natural gas business
  • Hydrogen and blue hydrogen to play a greater role
  • Existing energy infrastructure can be transformed

The future for natural gas is uncertain, says Bill Nuttall, Professor of Energy at The Open University. This is because electricity may not be able to fully replace the energy vacuum created by the move away from oil. In turn, natural gas and gas companies will be needed to deliver synthetic fuels to heat our homes and meet our transport needs, particularly hydrogen or blue hydrogen. What role will startups play?

Codebase’s chief operating officer Steven Drost says incumbents will need to leverage startup expertise to move past incremental efficiency gains and look for true innovation.

In the second part of our EnergyTech series, Bill and Steven discuss the role of natural gas, hydrogen, and blue hydrogen in helping us reach net-zero, how existing infrastructure can be used to meet these goals, and why we need to rethink company culture in the sector.



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