European projects for hydrogen development

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Description 

This map represents the number of European projects committed to the development of hydrogen (for industrial use, mobility, energy…). “Others” projects include communication initiatives and economic, social or technical studies favoring hydrogen technologies’ deployment.

Analysis

Currently, hydrogen is mainly used in fertilizers’ production or petrochemical / refining processes (87% of global uses). Nevertheless, it is also an energy vector that can foster environmental transition by allowing energy storage, carbon free mobility, green chemistry or the production of synthetic methane.

Germany is the historic leader of hydrogen in Europe with major industrial actors (Daimler, Shell, Linde). However, in June 2018, France announced the implementation of an ambitious plan aiming, among other things, to strengthen its industrial sector, already led by international leaders