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Global Market for Hydrogen Fueling Stations, 2021

  • ID: 5350926
  • Report
  • June 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 235 Pages
  • Information Trends


  • Air Liquide
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • British Petroleum
  • FuelCell Energy
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • ITM Power

With 584 hydrogen stations deployed by year-end 2020, the hydrogen fueling station market is witnessing a dramatic acceleration in growth. The deployments of the stations in several markets are in full swing, solidifying prospects for large-scale consumer adoption of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

The deployment activity is particularly brisk in Asia-Pacific, where Japan is the clear leader with close to 150 hydrogen stations deployed. However, the fastest growth is in China where more than a hundred hydrogen stations have gone into operation.

South Korea, Austria and Denmark are the first countries where enough hydrogen stations have been deployed to allow an FCV to travel across the country. In the U.S., hydrogen station deployments in California allow an FCV to travel anywhere in the state and be supported by the hydrogen fueling network.

In Europe, the real charge for hydrogen station deployments has been led by Germany. In addition, France and the Netherlands are seeing a rapid uptake in deployments.

In the U.S., California is seeking to further expand its hydrogen station deployments, and in the northeast, a hydrogen station network is rapidly emerging. In the Midwest, Ohio has seen an uptick in deployments.

As hydrogen fuel cell buses and trucks garner greater market acceptance, hydrogen stations for heavy-duty transportation are increasingly being deployed. In the upcoming years, hydrogen fuel cells will begin to be used to drive trains, aircraft, and maritime vessels, further driving the growth of hydrogen stations.

The sums of money being poured into hydrogen station deployments are staggering, mostly raised through public-private partnerships. The deployments portend well for the uptake of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including cars, buses, and trucks. By 2035, hydrogen stations will blanket most of the United States, Western Europe, China, Japan, and South Korea.

In 2020, over 50 percent of the hydrogen stations were in Asia-Pacific, and more than one-third were in Europe. The regional share of hydrogen stations for 2020 is shown in Figure 1.

In 2035, the distribution of hydrogen stations will be more even, but Asia-Pacific will continue to lead the market, followed by Europe. The regional share of hydrogen stations for 2035 is shown in Figure 2.

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  • Air Liquide
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • British Petroleum
  • FuelCell Energy
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • ITM Power

1. Executive Summary

2. Scope of the Study

3. Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure
3.1 Global Overview
3.2 Global Deployments
3.3 Organizations
3.3.1 Hydrogen Council
3.3.2 IPHE

4. Asia-Pacific
4.1 Hydrogen Station Deployments
4.2 Organizations
4.2.1 International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
4.2.2 Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association
4.3 Country Activity
4.3.1 Australia
4.3.2 China
4.3.3 India
4.3.4 Japan
4.3.5 Malaysia
4.3.6 South Korea
4.3.7 Taiwan
4.3.8 Other APAC Countries


6. Europe (Minus Nordic Countries)
6.1 Deployments
6.2 Organizations
6.2.1 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
6.2.2 Hydrogen Europe
6.2.3 Hydrogen Europe Research
6.2.4 Hydrogen Mobility Europe
6.2.5 COHRS
6.2.6 TEN-T
6.2.7 HIT Project
6.2.8 HIT-2 Project
6.2.9 H2 Nodes
6.2.10 HyFIVE
6.2.11 SWARM
6.2.12 H2FUTURE
6.2.13 High V.LO-City Project
6.2.15 Zero Regio Project
6.2.16 H2PiyR
6.3 Country Activity
6.3.1 Austria
6.3.2 Belgium
6.3.3 Czech Republic
6.3.4 Estonia
6.3.5 France
6.3.6 Germany
6.3.7 Italy
6.3.8 Ireland
6.3.9 Latvia
6.3.10 The Netherlands
6.3.11 Poland
6.3.12 Slovenia
6.3.13 Spain
6.3.14 Switzerland
6.3.15 The U.K.
6.3.16 Other European Countries

7. Nordic Region
7.1 Deployments
7.2 Organizations
7.2.1 Nordic Hydrogen Partnership
7.2.2 Nordic Hydrogen Corridor
7.3 Country Activity
7.3.1 Denmark
7.3.2 Finland
7.3.3 Iceland
7.3.4 Norway
7.3.5 Sweden

8. Middle East & Africa
8.1 Deployments
8.2 Country Activity
8.2.1 Israel
8.2.2 Other MEA Countries

9. Americas
9.1 Hydrogen Stations Deployments
9.1.1 Market Overview
9.1.2 Hydrogen Highway and Fueling Stations
9.2 Government Policies and Initiatives
9.3 Western U.S.
9.3.1 Overview
9.3.2 Industry Organizations
9.3.3 Government Policies and Initiatives
9.3.4 Hydrogen Station Buildout
9.3.5 Related Initiatives
9.4 Eastern U.S.
9.4.1 Overview
9.4.2 Industry Organizations
9.4.3 Government Policies and Initiatives
9.4.4 Hydrogen Station Buildout
9.5 Canada
9.5.1 Overview
9.5.2 Industry Organizations
9.5.3 Government Policies and Initiatives
9.5.4 Hydrogen Station Buildout
9.5.5 Related Initiatives
9.6 Latin America
9.6.1 Brazil
9.6.2 Other Latin American Countries

10. Hydrogen Station Vendors
10.1 Overview
10.2 Major Companies
10.2.1 Air Liquide
10.2.2 Air Products and Chemicals
10.2.3 Ballard Power Systems
10.2.4 British Petroleum
10.2.5 FuelCell Energy
10.2.6 Hydrogenics Corporation
10.2.7 ITM Power
10.2.8 The Linde Group
10.2.9 Nel Hydrogen
10.2.10 Nuvera Fuel Cells
10.2.11 Plug Power
10.2.12 Shell
10.2.13 Other Companies

11. Market Forecasts
11.1 Overview
11.2 Hydrogen Station Deployments
11.2.1 Global Hydrogen Station Deployments
11.2.2 APAC Hydrogen Station Deployments
11.2.3 EMEA Hydrogen Station Deployments
11.2.4 Americas Hydrogen Station Deployments
11.3 Hydrogen Station Revenue
11.3.1 Global Hydrogen Station Revenue
11.3.2 APAC Hydrogen Station Revenue
11.3.3 EMEA Hydrogen Station Revenue
11.3.4 Americas Hydrogen Station Revenue

12. Conclusions
12.1 Top Findings
12.2 Top Market Trends
12.3 Hydrogen as a Fuel
12.4 Rollout of FCVs
12.5 Hydrogen Station Deployments
12.6 Funding Needs

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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • British Petroleum
  • FuelCell Energy
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • ITM Power
  • Nel Hydrogen
  • Nuvera Fuel Cells
  • Plug Power
  • Shell
  • The Linde Group
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