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70% of the current green hydrogen project pipeline are situated in water-stressed areas, says Rystad Energy

70% of the current green hydrogen project pipeline are situated in water-stressed areas, says Rystad Energy

According to research by Rystad Energy, although the green hydrogen project pipeline is growing at an unprecedented pace, many of the projects are situated in regions with high water-stress levels.

Due to the majority of planned projects falling in areas with low water supplies, Rystad has suggested that an additional desalination market will need to be created to produce most of the 620 million cubic meters of water required for these projects.

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With the current pipeline of projects aiming to produce about 30 million tonnes of hydrogen per year by 2040, an annual requirement of 620 cubic meters of purified water will be required.

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