Why Hydrogen

We believe hydrogen presents the true opportunity to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors, providing clean and locally produced energy and flexibility where traditional renewable energy and battery applications cannot.

Hydrogen – Tomorrow’s Energy, Today

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe

Hydrogen solves the intermittency and curtailment issues of renewables

Fuel cell technology enables the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors, with water as its only emission

As fuel cell and hydrogen production scales, a snowball effect will accelerate the energy transition

The Hydrogen Momentum

Drivers of renewed interest in hydrogen

  • Stronger global push to limit emissions
  • Falling costs of renewables and hydrogen technologies

Indicators of the growing momentum

  • Strategic push in national roadmaps
  • Industry alliances and media attention


Years remaining in the global carbon budget to achieve the 1.5°C goal


Decrease in global average renewable energy prices since 2010


Share of global GDP linked to hydrogen country roadmaps to date


Members of the Hydrogen Council today, up from 13 members in 2017


Growth in electrolysis capacity by 2025 vs. 2015


Countries that have announced net-zero emissions as a target by 2050


2030 target deployment of FCEVs announced at the Energy Ministerial in Japan


Major investments announced globally since 2017 in new segments, e.g. heavy duty and rail

Applications of Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a competitive low-carbon alternative

Power generation and grid balancing

Centralized power (including storage) and distributed power (off-grid, backup power)

Fuel for residential and commercial buildings

Including blending into the gas grid and combined heat and power

Transportation Fuel

Including material-handling, light-, and heavy-duty vehicles, captive fleets, rail and marine shipping

Feedstock for Industry

Ammonia, methanol, refineries, steel and long- distance transport such as aviation and marine

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