Raw materials impact on hydrogen ‘small’ but price and supply concerns exist, notes Hydrogen Council and World Bank report

The scale of the raw materials impact of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is small, relative to the scale of current demand for critical raw materials and outlook for projected demand, according to a new Hydrogen Council and World Bank report.

However the report, Sufficiency, Sustainability, and Circularity of Critical Materials for Clean Hydrogen, warns the deployment of hydrogen is taking place in the context of a wider low-carbon transition, raising price and supply implications.

The availability of precious metals, in particular, and other critical raw materials has increasingly been subject of concern considering the need for scaling up decarbonisation solutions.

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