Past Event

How Biohydrogen Can Help Fight Climate Change

March 15, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Event Zoom Webinar

Hydrogen, particularly green hydrogen produced from water electrolysis using renewable electricity, has received the lion’s share of attention due to its essential role in helping the world reach net-zero emissions by 2050. By comparison, little attention has been paid to biohydrogen (Bio-H2), a type of hydrogen produced from organic waste streams (e.g., agricultural waste) that can potentially yield a carbon-removing (or climate-positive) fuel when coupled with efficient carbon capture and storage. This carbon-negative hydrogen can offer a solution for decarbonizing energy-intensive industrial processes such as iron and steel production. At present, however, the wide deployment of carbon-negative Bio-H2 still faces considerable obstacles.


Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs to discuss key findings from its latest report on hydrogen, The Potential Role of Biohydrogen in the Net-Zero World: The Production and Applications of Carbon-Negative Hydrogen. The report explores the current state of play for Bio-H2 and its potential contribution to decarbonization efforts by examining its production options, carbon footprint, cost, potential applications, and policy options. 


  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Emanuele Bianco, Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency 
  • Zhiyuan Fan, Ph.D. student and Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Doris Fujii, Head of Hydrogen and CCUS Analysis, bp
  • Yushan Lou, Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will
receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded, and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.
This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).
For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Contact Information

Center on Global Energy Policy