The Future of Hydrogen – recent IEA report
Last month, the International Energy Agency published a comprehensive report on the future development of hydrogen, commissioned by Japan under its current presidency of the G20. The study provides an extensive and independent assessment of hydrogen that lays out where things stand now; the ways in which hydrogen can help to achieve a clean, secure and affordable energy future; and how to realise its potential.
The IEA has identified four near-term opportunities to boost hydrogen on the path towards its clean, widespread use. These include:
- making industrial ports the nerve centres for scaling up the use of clean hydrogen
- building on existing infrastructure, such as millions of kilometres of natural gas
- the expansion of hydrogen in transport through fleets, freight and corridors
- launching the hydrogen trade’s first international shipping routes, taking into account best practices from LNG
It is important for governments to formalise longterm hydrogen and fuel cell policy and support first adopters of the technology. We strongly encourage our readers to get acquainted with this landmark report.