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Hydrogen Council

  • Hydrogen in Decarbonized Energy Systems 2023

    Hydrogen in Decarbonized Energy Systems is a new report from the Hydrogen Council and Baringa detailing the benefits of incorporating hydrogen in evolving energy systems. The report details the central role of hydrogen in driving the global transition from unabated fossil fuels to clean energy, offering climate and system benefits as well as grid flexibility, analyzing three distinct regional energy systems: Texas in the US, Central Western Europe, and Japan.
  • Hydrogen Insights 2023

    Hydrogen Insights 2023 is the latest update on the global hydrogen economy from the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey & Company. It summarizes the current state of the global hydrogen sector and actual hydrogen deployment, with a deep dive into North America. It represents a collaborative effort to share an objective, holistic, and quantitative perspective on the status of the global hydrogen ecosystem. 
  • Global Hydrogen Flows

    Global Hydrogen Flows, co-authored with McKinsey & Company, finds: Hydrogen and its derivatives will become heavily traded: 400 out of the 660 million tons (MT) of hydrogen needed for carbon neutrality by 2050 will be transported over long distances, with 190 MT crossing international borders. In a cost-optimal world, around 50% of trade uses pipelines, while synthetic fuels, ammonia and sponge iron, transported on ships, account for approximately 45%. Europe and countries in the Far East will rely on imports, while North America and China are mostly self-reliant. Trade has huge benefits: It can lower the cost of hydrogen supply by 25%, or as much as US$6 trillion of investments from now until 2050. This will accelerate the hydrogen transition, which can abate 80 gigatons of CO2 until 2050.
  • Hydrogen Decarbonization Pathways

    Given that hydrogen is one of the keys to the energy transition, it is not only important to make it economically viable, but also to maximize the decarbonization impact and minimize its resource requirements. As the hydrogen momentum accelerates, it is increasingly clear that decision makers must put the focus on decarbonization to ensure hydrogen can fulfil its potential as a key solution in the global clean energy transition, making a significant contribution to net zero emissions.
  • Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective 
    As scale up of hydrogen production, distribution, equipment and component manufacturing continues, cost is projected to decrease by up to 50% by 2030 for a wide range of applications, making hydrogen competitive with other low-carbon alternatives and, in some cases, even conventional options. 


  • Expectations for the fuel cell truck market 
    In order to meet end user needs, the fuel cell truck market will need to scale-up from the limited deployments seen today to a pan-European system capable of serving tens of thousands of trucks. This whitepaper sets out the expectations for the development of the fuel cell truck market in Europe as it scales up in the years leading up to 2030. Three deployment phases are envisaged, that will result in the mass market deployment of fuel cell trucks and the required supporting infrastructure for long-haul, heavy-duty transport in the following decades. 
  • The need for hydrogen trucking 
    Hydrogen will play a key role in decarbonizing energy systems, and is the only zero emissions fuel that is able to meet operator needs in certain heavy duty trucking applications. This paper discusses the role of hydrogen in facilitating rapid and enhanced renewable energy deployment, and the need for hydrogen as the only zero-emission fuel in the heavy-duty trucking sector which can provide a combination of fast refueling and very long range between refuels.

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Green Steel - The Road to Net Zero

In this whitepaper produced in conjunction with Reuters, we look at different options available today for decarbonizing the steel industry.

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