Keeping you well informed of legislative developments
SFA (Oxford) assesses the main international legal frameworks for green hydrogen development, penalties and incentives, implications, and end-use sector opportunities. We evaluate the supportive legislative, economic and social influences on adoption by the market. The legislative landscape around hydrogen and air quality drivers is creating significant interest to grow fuel cell markets. Decarbonisation, zero-emission targets and 'build back better' are influencing adoption. Partnerships and JVs will be vital for success. The implications for end-uses will vary significantly by sector. As a prerequisite for green hydrogen, legislative and economic impacts on low carbon energy such as solar, wind and nuclear require ongoing monitoring. Let SFA keep you informed of the green hydrogen investment environment.
Policy pressure is peaking
Recent legislative changes and committed government funds mean green hydrogen is beginning to be viable. Initiatives such as the EU's Green New Deal which aims to be climate neutral by 2050 have spurred a wave of pledges for widespread investment into the technology, now being repeated around the world. Legislation, external factors, market events, increasing standardisation and lower capital costs are lowering market entry barriers. This could lead to faster adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and battery electric vehicles. Tightening environmental legislation can be very supportive to fuel cell adoption. Cities are increasingly banning the more emitting vehicles, without acknowledging cleaner diesel technologies (Euro 6). Gasoline vehicles are not the solution to meet future emission standards – despite improvements, they still emit higher CO2 emissions than diesel vehicles. The SFA team wants to help to keep you informed of the rapidly changing hydrogen market around the world.
Hydrogen case studies
Explore some of our past projects across the hydrogen value chain.
Identifying new demand opportunities for PGMs — commissioned by major PGM producers
Commercial evaluation of the fuel cell value chain
Analysis of fuel cells, with a specific focus on technological feasibility, commercial potential, legislative support and market drivers, ownership of IP/licensing as well as company supply chains and commercial arrangements.
Contextualising prospects for the hydrogen economy — for a Family Wealth Office
Hydrogen market assessment
A market evaluation including assessing how technology shifts, legislative changes, and environmental issues will impact markets, and evaluation of niche applications in new end-uses and the long-term sustainability of these applications.
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Other hydrogen consulting solutions
Explore SFA's other available hydrogen economy and green hydrogen services for clients.
SFA works with value chain players to navigate green hydrogen opportunities, energy solutions, market risks and emerging zero-carbon technologies.
SFA identifies investment and commercial opportunities for players across the hydrogen value chain, and where green hydrogen can be best utilised for investment.
SFA evaluates electrolyser and competing technology economics, growth opportunities and market risks for PGM based-technologies and thrifting.
SFA provides long-term precious metal supply security outlooks for platinum, iridium and ruthenium using detailed modelling of mine supply and recycling.
With SFA’s Hydrogen Mobility Watch, we can help you track the development of hydrogen fuel cell initiatives and infrastructure development projects underway.
SFA is closely following the green hydrogen water electrolyser and mobility players and projects underway across the industry, and national strategy developments.
SFA is developing its capabilities to benchmark individual green hydrogen projects to assess the long-term viability of industrial players becoming more competitive.
SFA is a trusted advisor to the Boards and senior management of major stakeholders and provides regular assistance to hydrogen strategy and planning efforts.
North America has an ambitious hydrogen roadmap, leveraging decades of scientific and engineering developments, particularly in California.
Europe is home to some of the most innovative technologies, ambitious decarbonisation targets and national strategies, and strongest value chain networks.
China’s latest five-year plan to develop the hydrogen industry sets out the major tasks for industry groups and targets for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road.
The Middle East has vast solar and wind capacity to help enable green hydrogen production, in addition to its established role in the oil and petrochemicals economy.
Japanese companies continue to be pioneers in developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, as the country seeks to strengthen its energy security.
Southern Africa produces most of the world’s critical metals for the hydrogen economy and has the potential to generate significant renewable energy for export.
Latin America has a strong position in renewables for power generation, and an international consortium is developing green hydrogen production in Chile.
Australia and New Zealand are developing projects in the hydrogen supply chain, many of which are in collaboration with other significant regional players.