Report: UK hydrogen demand predicted to be 37TWh by 2050

The UK hydrogen industry could see demands of 10TWh in 2030 and up to 37TWh by 2050.

That’s according to a new report released today (Oct 28) by Cornwall Insight, which states that, to meet such demands, a £23m infrastructure investment comprising of 8.5GW electrolyser and 15.4GW offshore wind capacity would be required.

Further to that, the paper, titled Industrial decarbonisation key for UK low carbon hydrogen, predicts the highest demands to come from high-temperature industrial processes that will substitute natural gas and other fossil fuels with hydrogen.

Deva Devaraj, Modelling Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said, “UK industry, while contributing £331bn towards GDP (17%), also accounts for 18% of carbon emissions, which can be reduced via multiple decarbonisation pathways.

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