How green hydrogen will transform construction by 2040

We all know that the construction industry is a major contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. From the production of building materials like steel and concrete to the operation of heavy machinery on-site, traditional construction practices leave a significant environmental footprint. However, a clean energy revolution is underway – it’s called green hydrogen – and it is poised to be a game-changer, transforming the way we build over the next two decades, writes John Ridgeway.

Hydrogen itself is not new. It’s the most abundant element in the universe, but the key lies in its production method. Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water molecules (H2O) through electrolysis using renewable energy sources like solar or wind power. This process creates clean, emission-free hydrogen gas. This green hydrogen can then be used to power various applications, including heavy machinery and equipment in the construction industry.

By replacing diesel and other fossil fuels with hydrogen, construction sites can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, contributing to climate change mitigation efforts. Traditional construction contributes to air pollution through exhaust fumes from machinery and green hydrogen eliminates these emissions, leading to cleaner air on construction sites and surrounding areas. Click the link to read more: