Hydrogen Economy: What Is It and What Are the Major Technologies Involved

This webinar was originally broadcast on 17th June 2020
The necessity to reach a high decarbonisation level within different sectors, led in the last years a growing number of countries to adopt and develop the so-called hydrogen economy. The hydrogen economy involved the adoption of two technologies: the fuel cells and water electrolysers.
In this webinar, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide a complete overview of the hydrogen economy, and technical specifics of fuel cells and electrolysers, analysing:
  • What is the hydrogen economy, and why it is required.
  • Who are the main countries adopting a hydrogen economy, and how are they developing a hydrogen economy.
  • Overview of the current available fuel cells technologies
  • Analysis of the working mechanism of a PEMFC, with emphasis on the main components.
  • Explanation of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
  • Analysis of the different hydrogen production methods
  • Explanation and comparison of the two main electrolysers currently available: alkaline electrolyser (AEL) and proton exchange membrane electrolyser (PEMEL)
This webinar shares some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods.


Daniele Gatti
Daniele Gatti
Technology Analyst