The rough road ahead of hydrogen refuelling

As of 2023, more than 1,100 hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) were in operation across the globe1, a 60% increase in deployment from 2021 to October last year. Asian markets saw the most growth in the refuelling sector, with Japan, China and South Korea boasting nearly 800 stations in total, significantly more than Europe with 2501.

Throughout the second half of 2023, more than 10 countries announced plans for hydrogen refuelling stations, mainly in Europe1. The Hydrogen Council predicts that the number of hydrogen refuelling stations deployed will increase if government targets are realised.

This includes Japan and South Korea’s ambitions to expand their networks to more than 600 stations by 2030. Alongside this, the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), adopted in July 2023, mandates the deployment of a hydrogen refuelling station every 200km along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and all “urban nodes.”

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