MINING INDUSTRY

With hydrogen gaining momentum as an alternative to fossil fuel, mine industries may ultimately devote their renewable energy resources toward hydrogen production, which could become a sustainable revenue center. Mines can be located in areas of high solar or wind intensity and may even become surplus producers, continuing to generate hydrogen well after the mine’s resources have been exhausted and the mine has closed. About 4 to 7 percent of global greenhouse-gas and carbon dioxide-incurred through mining operations and power consumption is generated from mining industries and 3 to 6 percent of fugitive-methane emission is caused from coal-mining all of which can be suppressed by producing and using green hydrogen at mining operations.