Pillsbury has launched a website “www.thehydrogenmap.com” tracking the development of hydrogen projects worldwide.
The map concentrates on green and blue hydrogen projects, that is, production facilities that meet low-carbon thresholds by using either zero-carbon sources such as renewables or nuclear power or by capturing, storing or reusing carbon emissions produced by fossil fuel-based hydrogen production methods. Over 200 projects have already been included. This data set will expand over time, with existing entries updated as projects progress and the potential to add more information.
Some notable findings based on Pillsbury’s research include:
- While 57 hydrogen projects (26% of those tracked) are currently operational, 58 others will be in development by the end of 2021, and construction of another 92 is scheduled to begin in the next decade.
- Global growth is thus far being driven by Western Europe and Asia Pacific, with these regions accounting for more than 83% of known low-carbon hydrogen projects, but hydrogen projects in the US are on the rise.
- Green hydrogen projects which generate hydrogen using zero-carbon sources such as renewables or nuclear power currently dominate the market, with 52 operational projects globally.
- A hydrogen production facility being built at the Tabangao refinery in Batangas, Philippines, is slated to be the first to generate blue hydrogen, in which hydrogen is produced using fossil-fueled sources but the resulting carbon emissions are captured, stored or reused.