Hydrogen Generation Market Size & Share, by Source (Blue, Green, Grey Hydrogen); Technology (Steam Methane Reforming (SMR), Partial Oxidation (POX), Coal Gasification, Electrolysis); Application (Petroleum Refinery, Ammonia Production, Methanol Production, Transportation, Power Generation) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2030

  • Report ID: 3134
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Hydrogen Generation Market Highlights 2022-2030

The hydrogen generation market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of ~5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for green energy resources, high requirement to balance demand and supply in the power sector, and the growing need for long term power storage across the world. Along with these, high emissions of greenhouse gases are also expected to drive market growth in the coming years. Greenhouse gases are responsible for rising temperatures globally. Hydrogen is assessed to play a crucial role in facing climate emergency as renewable and nuclear electricity alone will never be able to provide all our energy needs, which in turn is projected to be a major factor to lead to market expansion in the near future.

According to IEA, demand for hydrogen has grown by more than 300% since 1975 and continues to rise globally.


Hydrogen Generation Market

The market is segmented based on source into blue hydrogen, green hydrogen, and grey hydrogen. Among these, the segment for blue hydrogen is anticipated to occupy the largest market share during the forecast period accounting to its low production cost and the usage of energy efficient technology for its production. Additionally, on the basis of application, the transportation segment in the hydrogen generation market is projected to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The growth of the segment is mainly driven by the rise in demand for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and increasing requirement of energy in developing countries. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Electricity Consumption

In 2018, the world’s total energy supply was 14282 Mtoe, wherein the highest share in terms of source was captured by oil, accounting for 31.6%, followed by coal (26.9%), natural gas (22.8%), biofuels and waste (9.3%), nuclear (4.9%), hydro (2.5%), and other (2.0%). Where there was an increase in energy demand in 2018, the year 2019 witnessed slow growth as the energy efficiency improved owing to decline in the demand for cooling and heating. However, in 2020, the electricity demand decreased by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2020 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus resulting in government-imposed shutdowns in order to limit the spread of the virus, which was further followed by shutdown of numerous business operations impacting their growth. This also resulted in decline of 5.8% in the worldwide CO2 emissions which was recorded to be five times larger than the one recorded during the global financial crisis in 2009. However, in 2021, the demand for oil, gas and coal is estimated to witness growth, which is further projected to create opportunities for market growth. Moreover, rising environment degradation and awareness related to climate change is motivating many key players to employ sustainable energy strategies and invest significantly in environment-friendly power generation technologies with an aim to promote sustainable development among various nations around the world. Such factors are anticipated to promote the growth of the market in upcoming years.

Hydrogen Generation Market Regional Synopsis

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the rising requirement of energy in the region and escalating adoption of greener technologies to fulfil government's targets for reducing GHG emissions, especially in China and India. Furthermore, North America is anticipated to garner the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the growing investment in research and development and the government’s support to promote hydrogen generation using innovation funds, mandatory targets, and public-private partnerships. In 2021, the United States’ hydrogen production is evaluated to constitute to about 12%–15% of global hydrogen production. Similarly, the market in Europe is also anticipated to occupy a significant share in the hydrogen generation market on account of the increasing adoption of electric vehicles in the region.

Hydrogen Generation Market

The global hydrogen generation market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global hydrogen generation market includes the following segments:

By Source

  • Blue Hydrogen
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Grey Hydrogen

By Technology

  • Steam Methane Reforming (SMR)
  • Partial Oxidation (POX)
  • Coal Gasification
  • Electrolysis

By Application

  • Petroleum Refinery
  • Ammonia Production
  • Methanol Production
  • Transportation
  • Power Generation
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Green & Clean Resources of Energy
  • Growing Need for Balancing Demand and Supply in the Power Sector


  • Decarbonizing Hydrogen Production

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Linde plc
  • ITM Power plc
  • Nel ASA
  • Air Products Inc.
  • Iwatani Corporation
  • Messer Group
  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
  • Showa Denko K.K.


In the News

  • April 27, 2021: In its report ‘Making the Hydrogen Economy Possible: Accelerating clean hydrogen in an electrified economy’, Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) states that the production costs for clean hydrogen can be brought well below USD 2/kg by 2030.

Author Credits:  Dhruv Bhatia

  • Report ID: 3134
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising demand for green & clean resources of energy and growing need for balancing demand and supply in the power sector are the key factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030.

Decarbonizing hydrogen production is estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in the Asia Pacific region will provide ample growth opportunities owing to the adoption of greener and cleaner resource of energy to fulfil energy need and to meet government targets.

The major players dominating the hydrogen generation market are L’AIR LIQUIDE S.A., Cummins Inc., Linde plc, ITM Power plc, Nel ASA, and others.

The company profiles are selected on the basis of revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company, which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by source, technology, application, and by region.

With respect to application, transportation is anticipated to hold the largest market share owing to increased demand for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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