hy-fcell 2022: Prepare for hydrogen ramp up in 2030 to 2035

Governments and private companies should not be distracted by 2030 emissions targets and be aware that the major dynamic for hydrogen will likely be between 2030-2035, delegates attending hy-fcell were told on Wednesday.

Dr Felix Christian Matthes, Research Co-ordinator from the Institute for Applied Ecology in Berlin, said there is a “blind spot” in terms of timings at the moment.

He told hy-fcell delegates that the debate on hydrogen was not the first of its kind, although the current ‘third wave’ has a fundamentally new quality since it is accompanied by the renewable energy boom and climate neutrality targets. Consequently the transition in the next three decades will involve a broad range of implementation strategies and mechanisms.

“The hydrogen ramp up is certainly the most complex new strategy because of the need to build complete new value chains and its significant international dimension,” he said, adding that hydrogen is a platform rather than a simple commodity.

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