Tracking Energy Integration 2020

More efforts needed
Energy Integration

Hydrogen

More efforts needed

Low-carbon hydrogen production, 2010-2030, historical, announced and in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2030

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Tracking progress 2020

Hydrogen technologies maintained strong momentum in 2019, awakening keen interest among policy makers. It was a record year for electrolysis capacity becoming operational and several significant announcements were made for upcoming years. The fuel cell electric vehicle market almost doubled owing to outstanding expansion in China, Japan and Korea. However, low-carbon production capacity remained relatively constant and is still off track with the SDS. More efforts are needed to: scale up to reduce costs; replace high-carbon with low-carbon hydrogen in current applications; and expand hydrogen use to new applications.