Arup, in collaboration with the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), has launched a new report exploring how to enable greater investment in the hydrogen sector.
The report, which is based on a survey of GIIA investor members*, found that 90% of participants believe hydrogen will play a role in the future energy system and 70% believe it will be important for some applications by 2030, and yet only 16% of those surveyed have already concluded deals or are currently engaged in hydrogen-related infrastructure transactions.
It goes on to explore the discrepancy between the role investors think hydrogen will play and the current landscape to identify what the barriers to investment are for this technology, looking at production, adoption in end-use applications, and the transport and storage of hydrogen.
The report goes on to outline the enablers that could be considered to help quickly boost future investment, although it is important to note that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. The report provides a menu of interventions that can be selected from to suit the unique characteristics of each jurisdiction and a range of economic and social implications need to be considered by governments when planning and making any interventions.