Future hydrogen production areas

Recent research in Nature Communications led by Carnegie’s Lorenzo Rosa and visiting scholar Davide Tonelli from ULB and UCLouvain analyzes the challenges involved in sustainably meeting different hydrogen demand scenarios on a country-by-country basis…

Rosa and Tonelli found that Southern Africa, Central-East Africa, West Africa, South America, Canada, and Australia have land and water availability that could make them potential leaders in exporting hydrogen. Conversely, Western Europe, Trinidad and Tobago, South Korea, and Japan would likely need to either import hydrogen fuel or downsize existing industrial output.



In France nuclear power plants can be used for hydrogen production
In Norway and Sweden hydropower can be used for hydrogen production.
In UK and Ireland wind can be used for hydrogen production.
In Spain and Italy solar power can be used for hydrogen production.