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Hydrogen Economy - Key Disruptive Forces for Global Transition to Sustainable Energy

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  • 35 Pages
  • November 2022
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5702973
With intensified discussions around net-zero by 2050, hydrogen jumps to the top of the global agenda. The growing pressure on countries and companies for zero carbon emissions and the declining hydrogen production costs are the key factors driving investments into renewable hydrogen, fuel cells, hydrogen carriers, and advanced storage materials. The publisher's FutureTech Series Report, ‘Hydrogen economy: key disruptive forces for the global transition to sustainable energy', categorizes key innovation areas in hydrogen as emerging, accelerating, and maturing based on their rate of growth in innovation. It also casts light on patent grants, major geographies, top players, and recent developments in emerging innovation areas, such as microbial biomass hydrogen, proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, hydrogen internal combustion engines (ICEs), liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs), and hydrogen storage graphene nanocrystals. The awareness, knowledge, and expertise on these innovation areas can transform business models, decision-making, and strategic thinking that directly influence research and development, collaboration, acquisition, and investment decisions.

Key Highlights

Hydrogen major drivers, trends, top sectors adopting hydrogen, select innovation areas in hydrogen and their leading patent filers, and the disruptive potential of ten innovation areas as highlighted by innovation drivers, recent developments, patent trends, top players, and forecast for hydrogen.


  • Key disruptive forces in hydrogen - presents the major drivers, trends, top sectors adopting hydrogen, and emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas with disruptive potential in hydrogen
  • Emerging innovation areas - overview of select emerging innovation areas to capture their disruptive potential, innovation drivers, recent developments, patents trends, and top players
  • Outlook - hydrogen technology innovation intensity (TII) forecast till 2025 vs an average of 35 trending technologies

Reasons to Buy

  • The publisher's FutureTech Series Reports are aimed at capturing futuristic technologies which have the potential to disrupt tomorrow. These technologies are constantly changing, adapting, and progressing to enable a paradigm shift in our daily lives. The awareness, knowledge, and expertise of these topics help transform business models and strategic thinking with an in-depth understanding of megatrends that can directly influence patenting, collaboration, acquisition, and investment decisions

Table of Contents

1. Key disruptive forces in hydrogen - major drivers, trends, top sectors adopting hydrogen, S curve highlighting the emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas, 3-year vs 1-year growth in patent grants for innovation areas, and innovation areas definitions, patent grants trend, and major patent filers.

2. Emerging innovation areas - the disruptive potential of key innovation areas as highlighted by the underlying data signals involving patents, innovation drivers, recent developments, and top players.

3. Outlook - hydrogen technology innovation intensity (TII) forecast vs average of 35 technologies.

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • AGC
  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products
  • Airbus
  • Airedale
  • Aisin
  • Aramco
  • ArianeGroup
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • BMW
  • Boeing
  • C.En
  • Cabot
  • Canon
  • CEA
  • Cemvita
  • Clean Planet
  • CNRS
  • CATL
  • ExxonMobil
  • Faradion
  • Fluor
  • Fujifilm
  • Gane Energy
  • GE
  • Greenfield Global
  • Haldor Topsoe
  • Halliburton
  • Hitachi
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • IBM
  • IFP Energies nouvelles
  • Intelligent Energy
  • Japan Steel Works
  • Johnson Matthey
  • KBR
  • Kia
  • Kobe Steel
  • KPIT Technologies
  • Kyocera
  • Linde
  • Maire Tecnimont
  • Marubeni
  • McPhy Energy
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Naval
  • Nel
  • NGK Spark
  • Osaka Gas
  • Panasonic
  • Porsche
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Sabic Global
  • Safran
  • Sasol
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Sentient Labs
  • Shell
  • Showa Denko
  • Siemens
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • SZ DJI
  • Teijin
  • Textron
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Toray
  • Toshiba
  • TotalEnergies
  • TOTO
  • Toyota
  • Umicore
  • Uni-President
  • Zeon