On the latest episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast, Hans Holmström, the VP of the Industrial Gas Turbine Business within Siemens Energy, joins to share key industry insights from the front lines of the decarbonization battle. Specifically, Hans is helping shepherd in low carbon and zero carbon alternatives in the industrial and energy sectors using hydrogen, hydropower, efficient gas turbines, and much more.
From the production of cement to glass to steel and other key materials, Hans and his team at Siemens Energy recognize the need for dispatchable, reliable, affordable energy, and bringing that to fruition via clean energy solutions is fundamental to their mission. Hans shares with host Jason Price and producer Matt Chester all the important work Siemens Energy is doing to bring forth this reality. In particular, Hans has seen first hand the benefits of industrial leaders being an early leader in this space
Green steel is when you produce steel without emitting too much CO2. We already see, for instance, the auto industry producing cars that are made out of green steel. And they do that because they want to claim a position as a leader in the decarbonized society. Of course today, the volumes of produced green steel, it's very small, but there's already a market out there trying to lay their hands on that little amount of green steel so they can show some early steps in the right direction. And they're doing it again for reputational reasons. If you can claim a stake at being the leader and you can maintain that, it's easier to sell your stuff, of course, to a certain part of the public, but also it's easier to hire the right skilled people into your company.
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Special Edition: Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector & Distribution of Energy Production with Hans Holmström of Siemens Energy [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]
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