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Hydrogen Hubs Market Size - By Hydrogen Type (Liquid Hydrogen, Hydrogen Fuel Cells), By Supply Technique (Steam Methane Reforming (SMR), Electrolysis), By End-use Industry (Automotive, Aviation, Marine, Space, Defense, Others), & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8285
  • Published Date: Feb 2024
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Hydrogen Hubs Market Size

Hydrogen Hubs Market was valued at over USD 1.50 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register more than 17% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by the increasing awareness of hydrogen's role in decarbonizing various sectors. Governments, industries, and investors are allocating funds to build hydrogen production, storage & distribution infrastructure. Additionally, supportive policies, incentives, and public-private partnerships encourage investment. As the demand for clean energy solutions grows, investments in hydrogen infrastructure are critical for expanding hydrogen production and distribution networks to support the hydrogen economy.

Hydrogen Hubs Market

Stringent emission regulations and the need for sustainable mobility solutions are driving the adoption of hydrogen hubs. Governments & industries are investing in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and refueling infrastructure, resulting in the increased use of hydrogen as a clean alternative fuel for automobiles, trucks, buses, and other modes of transportation.

The high initial cost of constructing hydrogen production facilities is restraining market growth by discouraging investments and delaying infrastructure development. Investors may also be hesitant to commit to projects with uncertain returns, followed by the capital-intensive nature of hydrogen production plants that can stymie the expansion of hydrogen hubs, limiting the availability & affordability of hydrogen as a clean energy resource.

Hydrogen Hubs Market Trends

Hydrogen hubs are witnessing several key market trends as the world transitions toward a low-carbon economy. The growing emphasis on green hydrogen production, which is a result of decarbonization initiatives and renewable energy sources, is one notable trend. Investments in electrolyzer capacity and renewable energy projects are being driven by the shift toward green hydrogen, thereby supporting the expansion of green hydrogen hubs. Hydrogen hubs, which integrate hydrogen production, storage & distribution to support multiple sectors such as transportation, industry, and power generation, are also gaining popularity as essential infrastructure for regional energy systems.

Governments, businesses, and academic institutions are increasingly collaborating & forming partnerships to hasten the development and application of hydrogen technologies & infrastructure. Furthermore, supportive policies, incentives, and regulatory frameworks are shaping the market landscape by incentivizing investments and fostering market growth, positioning hydrogen hubs as essential components in the global energy transition.

Hydrogen Hubs Market Analysis

Global Hydrogen Hubs Market, By End-use Industry, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

Based on end-use industry, the automotive segment accounted for a market share of over 35% in 2023.

  • The market for hydrogen hubs is expanding significantly in the automotive sector owing to the growing use of hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) as an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. The demand for zero-emission vehicles is being driven by the strict emissions regulations implemented by governments across the globe. Hydrogen hubs, which are refueling infrastructures, are essential to the FCV market growth. The sales of FCVs will rise as hydrogen infrastructure becomes more widely available and accessible, boosting consumer confidence in these vehicles.
  • FCVs are becoming more competitive with conventional internal combustion engine vehicles due to developments in hydrogen production technologies and falling fuel cell system costs. Collaborations between automakers, hydrogen suppliers, and infrastructure developers to create comprehensive hydrogen ecosystems are further driving growth in the automotive sector and accelerating the transition toward a hydrogen-based transportation system.


Global Hydrogen Hubs Market Share, By Supply Technique, 2023 (%)

Based on supply technique, the electrolysis segment is estimated to register more than 18% growth rate through 2032.

  •  The electrolysis segment is witnessing rapid growth, especially in green hydrogen production. The production of hydrogen from water using renewable electricity has made electrolysis a crucial technology, especially with the growing focus on decarbonization and the shift to renewable energy sources. Green hydrogen, which is carbon-free and environmentally sustainable, is produced using this process. Investments in electrolyzer capacity are also increasing as governments, businesses, and investors place a high priority on the construction of green hydrogen infrastructure.
  • Electrolysis is a good fit for integration into hydrogen hubs as it is flexible, scalable, and compatible with renewable energy sources. The increasing use of electrolysis technology not only increases the capacity for producing hydrogen but also facilitates the creation of decentralized hydrogen hubs, which allow regional production and distribution networks to meet the growing demand for clean hydrogen across various sectors.


U.S. Hydrogen Hubs Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

North America held approximately 30% share of the global hydrogen hubs market in 2023. The robust automotive industry in North America is contributing to the growth of hydrogen hubs as major automakers are increasingly investing in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. California's strong infrastructure for hydrogen refueling and its zero-emission vehicle regulations are also creating a favorable environment for the development of hydrogen hubs in the U.S.

Furthermore, Steam Methane Reforming with Carbon Capture and Storage (SMR-CCS) offers opportunities for hydrogen production owing to the abundance of shale gas resources in areas such as Texas, addressing both energy demands and carbon emissions. In addition, partnerships among public & private sectors are spurring innovation and quickening the establishment of hydrogen hubs, establishing North America as a major participant in the global hydrogen economy.

Hydrogen Hubs Market Share

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. holds a significant share in the hydrogen hubs industry. The company has expertise in industrial gases and is a significant player in the hydrogen market, offering a range of hydrogen-related solutions including production, storage, and transportation.

Major players including Air Liquide, Linde plc, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Ballard Power Systems Inc. are also constantly implementing strategic measures, such as geographical expansion, acquisition, mergers, collaborations, partnerships, and product or service launches, to gain market shares.

Hydrogen Hubs Market Companies

Major players operating in the hydrogen hubs industry are:

  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • Engie SA
  • Hydrogenics (a subsidiary of Cummins Inc.)
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • ITM Power plc
  • Linde plc
  • McPhy Energy
  • Mitsubishi Power
  • Nel ASA
  • Plug Power Inc.
  • Shell Hydrogen
  • Siemens Energy
  • Toyota Motor Corporation

Hydrogen Hubs Industry News

  • In January 2023, Ballard Power Systems launched a pilot project to develop a hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck (FCET) for mining logistics & transportation with Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL), part of the diversified Adani portfolio of companies, and Ashok Leyland. This collaboration marked Asia’s first planned hydrogen-powered mining truck. The demonstration project was led by AEL, a company focused on both mining operations and developing green hydrogen projects for sourcing, transporting & building hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
  • In June 2022, Air Products planned to invest approximately USD 500 million to build, own & operate a 35 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen at a greenfield site in Massena, New York (U.S.) as well as carry out liquid hydrogen distribution & dispensing operations.

This hydrogen hubs market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Hydrogen Type

  • Liquid Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Market, By Supply Technique

  • Steam Methane Reforming (SMR)
  • Electrolysis

Market, By End-use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Space
  • Defense
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Hydrogen hubs industry size crossed USD 1.5 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register over 17% CAGR between 2024 and 2032 driven by rising need to support various applications, such as transportation, energy storage & industrial processes.

The automotive end-use industry segment accounted for over 35% share of the hydrogen hubs market in 2023, owing to the higher demand for zero-emission vehicles and the strict emission regulations implemented by governments across the globe.

North America held over 30% share of the global hydrogen hubs market in 2023, due to the presence of robust automotive sector in the region.

Some of the prominent hydrogen hub firms are Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Ballard Power Systems Inc., Engie SA, Hydrogenics (a subsidiary of Cummins Inc.), Hyundai Motor Company, ITM Power plc, Linde plc, and McPhy Energy, among others.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 294
  • Countries covered: 22
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