Hype vs reality: Allan Baker explains the process of investing to create a ‘genuine hydrogen market’ at H2 View’s Virtual European Summit 2022

Allan Baker, Head of Power Advisory and Project Finance at Societe Generale, and Hydrogen Council member, just told H2 View’s Virtual European Hydrogen Summit 2022 that “there is increasing confidence there will be no shortage of financing for hydrogen.”

“There seems to be a huge amount of hype in the finance community around hydrogen. This is clearly perceived as one of the key factors for net zero,” he told delegates in the Investment session this morning.

But how do we get from the enthusiasm to a closing on large-scale financing?

Baker explained there are points of focus that need to be explored when looking at the bankability of hydrogen projects. From clean hydrogen, government criteria, the all-important technology and more, it is more than just dishing out the cash.

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