2Q 2022

Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard: Hydrogen Preparedness Index for 20 Countries

Assessments of Potential and Progress for Low Carbon Hydrogen Adoption

The hydrogen industry has developed into a key arena for international competition. National governments are setting increasingly ambitious targets for hydrogen technology deployment, motivated by the promise of emissions reductions and the potential for technology leadership, economic resilience, and improved security of supply. Green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity is expected to play a central role in the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors and the transportation of renewable energy across international borders. Blue hydrogen produced from natural gas with carbon capture and storage is also anticipated to drive emissions reductions, especially in fossil fuel producing regions.

The characteristics of the global hydrogen economy are likely to differ substantially from those of the fossil fuel industry. Since renewable energy potentials are more widely distributed than fossil fuel resources, a fundamental reconfiguration of importer and exporter relationships is likely to occur. Additionally, hydrogen’s flexibility as an energy carrier is expected to cause increasing interdependency between hitherto largely autonomous sectors such as electricity, heating, and transportation. On the other hand, existing energy system characteristics such as the quality of natural gas and electricity infrastructure and current expertise in the production and handling of fossil-based hydrogen are likely to have a strong impact on hydrogen adoption rates.

This report provides country level assessments for 20 influential national players in the hydrogen sector. The list covers a diverse selection of countries including up-and-coming players aiming to exploit their renewable energy potential as future exporters; fossil fuel producers seeking to retain control over existing markets; energy consumers intent on securing sufficient low cost hydrogen for industry and other purposes; and technology producers keen to corner the market for electrolyzers, fuel cells, and other hydrogen technologies.

Top 10 Countries
  1. Germany
  2. Netherlands
  3. Australia
  4. Republic of Korea
  5. Japan
  6. Norway
  7. United Kingdom
  8. China
  9. United States
  10. France
Pages 64
Tables | Charts | Figures 27
  • Which countries are expected to be the leading producers or importers of green and blue hydrogen?
  • What policies have countries introduced to support low carbon hydrogen adoption?
  • How do countries differ in terms of support for hydrogen production pathways and end-uses?
  • Who are the leading hydrogen technology players in each country?
  • How much public funding have countries committed to hydrogen technology deployment?
  • What are the primary drivers and barriers affecting low carbon hydrogen uptake?
  • Electrolyzer manufacturers
  • Policy makers
  • Industrial hydrogen consumers
  • Project financiers
  • Infrastructure owners and operators
  • Government agencies
  • Hydrogen nonprofits and research organizations
  • Utilities
  • Analysts, researchers, and media professionals
  • Renewable energy developers

1. Executive Summary

1.1      Market Introduction

1.2      The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1      Market Definition

2.2      Market Drivers

2.3      Market Barriers

2.4      Market Trends

3. The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard

3.1      The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1     Leaders

3.1.2     Contenders

3.1.3     Challengers


3.2      The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid

4. Country Rankings

4.1      Leaders

4.1.1     Germany

4.1.2     Netherlands

4.1.3     Australia

4.1.4     Republic of Korea

4.1.5     Japan

4.2      Contenders

4.2.1     Norway

4.2.2     United Kingdom

4.2.3     China

4.2.4     United States

4.2.5     France

4.2.6     Canada

4.2.7     Chile

4.2.8     Spain

4.2.9     Italy

4.3      Challengers

4.3.1     United Arab Emirates

4.3.2     Saudi Arabia

4.3.3     Oman

4.3.4     India

4.3.5     Morocco

4.3.6     Namibia

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study and Methodology

8.1      Scope of Study

8.2      Sources and Methodology

8.2.1     Country Selection

8.2.2     Ratings Scale   Score Calculations

8.2.3     Criteria Definitions   Potential   Progress

  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid
  • Germany Potential and Progress Scores
  • Netherlands Potential and Progress Scores
  • Australia Potential and Progress Scores
  • Republic of Korea Potential and Progress Scores
  • Japan Potential and Progress Scores
  • Norway Potential and Progress Scores
  • United Kingdom Potential and Progress Scores
  • China Potential and Progress Scores
  • United States Potential and Progress Scores
  • France Potential and Progress Scores
  • Canada Potential and Progress Scores
  • Chile Potential and Progress Scores
  • Spain Potential and Progress Scores
  • Italy Potential and Progress Scores
  • United Arab Emirates Potential and Progress Scores
  • Saudi Arabia Potential and Progress Scores
  • Oman Potential and Progress Scores
  • India Potential and Progress Scores
  • Morocco Potential and Progress Scores
  • Namibia Potential and Progress Scores
  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Potential Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Progress Criteria
  • Country Classifications
  • Comparison of Countries by Importer or Exporter Classification, Production Pathways, and Public Funding Commitments
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