The purpose of Hydrogen

Hydrogen represents a complementary solution to other green gasses and the electrification process.

More importantly, green hydrogen will play a key role in the reduction of emissions within the EU’s decarbonisation strategy.

The goal of the European Green Deal is to achieve zero emissions by 2050.

The plan anticipates that, through the transition to hydrogen, it will be possible to decarbonise entire sectors that currently rely on fossil fuels: from transport, to heavy industry, to the heating of buildings.

Hydrogen can be widely used in various applications, since it is easy to store and also transport.

The history of hydrogen

  1. The Swiss astronomer and alchemist Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim performed the first experiment to obtain hydrogen in the form of gas (H2).

  2. Chemists William Nicholson and Johann Wilhelm Ritter performed the first experiment designed to achieve water electrolysis.

  3. The first hydrogen vehicle is designed (Hyppomobile).

  4. The first hydrogen generators for heating and cooling are commercially available.

  5. SPI Consulting Foundation

  6. SPI Consulting becomes Hyter

The various types of hydrogen


produced from fossil sources


produced from fossil sources but captured and stored


also known as purple, produced from nuclear energy


produced from renewable energy


produced by pyrolysis of methane, it produces carbon char


produced using energy drawn from the national power grid


Despite being the most abundant element on Earth, hydrogen in nature is only found bonded to other elements, and it is thereby necessary to “extract” it artificially.

In particular, as a result of an electrolysis process (which separates hydrogen from water) powered by renewable energy, it is possible to obtain the so-called “green hydrogen”.

Using these technologies satisfies multiple needs in the energy transition process.


This way, polluting elements are excluded and natural resources are not consumed, thereby obtaining a zero-impact process.

Electrolysis enables zero-impact generation of green hydrogen.