The Hydrogen Economy: A Vision for the Next Decade

The hydrogen economy envisions a future energy infrastructure, where low-carbon hydrogen is utilized to decarbonize critical industrial sectors and long-haul transportation while satisfying the increasing demand for low-carbon energy. This transformation will not happen rapidly but there are significant opportunities in developing infrastructure across the whole hydrogen value chain.
Source: IDTechEx
Various value chain components, including low-carbon hydrogen production, storage, and distribution infrastructure, must align with demand from hydrogen end-use sectors. Like the oil & gas industry, the hydrogen value chain is divided into upstream (production), midstream (storage & transport), and downstream (end-use sectors) elements. Each of these hydrogen value chain components brings its own technical and socio-economic challenges.
IDTechEx forecasts that the global low-carbon hydrogen market to reach US$130 billion by 2033, due to increases in production capacity driven by developments across the whole value chain. This webinar provides an overview of the whole low-carbon hydrogen value chain, discussing some key technologies underpinning each part and giving an outlook on the whole industry.
Key takeaways from this webinar:
  • Introduction to the hydrogen economy and hydrogen's market drivers
  • Overview of low-carbon hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen storage & distribution pathways, players and applications
  • Overview and comparison of hydrogen end-use sectors and fuel cells
  • Outlook on the hydrogen economy
The webinar shares some of the research from IDTechEx's new "Hydrogen Economy 2023-2033: Production, Storage, Distribution & Applications" report, which analyzes the technologies, techno-economics, key commercial activities (including projects, established and emerging companies), major innovations, and market trends across all value chain components.