Two years ago, when Recharge first took a hard look at the world-changing potential of clean hydrogen, it was a little-discussed topic on the fringes of the energy transition debate. Now it is front and centre.

“Achieving the energy transition in the EU will require hydrogen at large scale. Without it, the EU would miss its decarbonisation objective,” said a recent European Commission report, adding that 24% of the bloc’s total energy use will come from hydrogen by 2050.

And in its landmark The Future of Hydrogen report, published in June, the International Energy Agency (IEA) wrote: “Hydrogen is increasingly a staple of mainstream energy conversations in almost all regions, with a diverse group of countries and companies all seeing hydrogen as having a potentially valuable and wide-ranging part to play in the future of energy.”