Clean Hydrogen Mission

Our goal is to increase the cost-competitiveness of clean hydrogen by reducing end-to-end costs to a tipping point of 2 USD/kg by 2030.

It is currently three times more expensive to produce clean hydrogen than hydrogen produced directly from fossil fuels. Clean hydrogen is vital as it has the potential to decarbonise hard to abate sectors, such as industry and heat, which are responsible for two thirds of global emissions.


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Cost reduction needs to happen across the value chain including production, handling, transportation and storage. Clean hydrogen needs to be proven for a variety of end-uses including heavy industry and long-distance freight. Investments in research, development, demonstration and scale-up will all be vital to bring costs down and drive technological breakthroughs at pace. The Mission will focus on the following three areas to achieve the goal:

Stimulating Research, Development and Innovation

Tackle the top research and development priorities with the greatest potential to drive cost reductions across the areas of production, distribution, storage, and end-use applications.

Innovation priorities:

  • Reducing hydrogen production costs can unlock cost-competitiveness of all hydrogen applications.
  • Innovation in large-scale storage and compression technologies can contribute considerably to reducing the end-to-end cost.
  • R&I will be needed to enable commercially viable and competitive end-use applications that result in overall emissions reductions, particularly in hard-to-decarbonise sectors.

Integration of Production, Storage, Distribution and End-Use Applications in Hydrogen Valleys

Deliver 100 clean hydrogen valleys worldwide by 2030.

Innovation priorities:

  • Successful demonstration of production, storage, distribution and end-use in a defined geographic area is an important step towards the hydrogen economy.
  • Barriers such as funding, regulatory provisions and certification standards need to be addressed in order to achieve the mission goal.

Preparing the Ground for the Scale-Up of the Hydrogen Economy

Preparing the ground for the scale-up of the hydrogen economy by building a coalition of partners to provide a clear and coherent enabling environment.

Innovation priorities:

  • To grow from a nascent stage into an international market, the hydrogen economy will require similar codes, certifications, regulations, and standards as its fossil fuel-based counterpart.
  • Cross-cutting research in fields such as the environment, social license and safety, policy and regulation, and modelling (including techno-economic) will be required across the whole hydrogen value chain to support the development of this enabling environment.
  • Collaboration and coordination with governments, the private sector and other initiatives will be needed to align efforts to create an enabling environment to accelerate the uptake of clean hydrogen.

The Sprints

Identify 100 Hydrogen Valleys

These multi-million dollar projects in regions around the world will demonstrate innovative hydrogen value chains and build scale for different end-use sectors, driving down the cost of clean hydrogen.

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Hydrogen Exchange

A new peer-learning network to enable policymakers to rapidly access insights to start and accelerate the development of their hydrogen economy.