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EU to lead global hydrogen demand

EU demand will reach 60mn t/yr by 2050, says Aurora Energy Research

EU demand for hydrogen will reach 60mn t/yr, or 2,500TWh, by 2050, according to the most ambitious scenario from consultancy Aurora Energy Research. Germany, France, Italy and the UK will be the key demand centres, accounting for around 50pc of demand by that time. “Meeting this level of demand would make the hydrogen sector almost as big as the EU’s current power sector in terms of being an energy provider,” says Richard Howard, research director at Aurora, noting EU power demand is around 3,000TWh. The scenario is based on the successful realisation of national and EU-wide hydrogen strategies. Analysis from consultancy Delta EE agrees Europe will be at the forefront of global demand, an

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