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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Global Hydrogen Review – our brand new publication dedicated to the entire spectrum of hydrogen production and its applications worldwide.

Hydrogen is rapidly emerging as a viable and important piece of the global energy transition strategy. In the last year, a number of governments have released their hydrogen strategies, with many more currently drafting their plans. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), those countries that have hydrogen strategies in place have committed at least US$37 billion to the development and deployment of hydrogen technologies, and the private sector has announced additional investment of US$300 billion.

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Although estimated hydrogen demand figures to 2050 vary (see our keynote article from PwC, starting on p. 4, for more on this), it’s clear that significantly more investment is required to support the anticipated growth of the sector. In its recent ‘Hydrogen strategic planning outlook’, Wood Mackenzie estimates that developers will need to invest around US$600 billion to support supply growth by 2050. And the IEA believes that US$1200 billion of investment will be required between now and 2030 in order to put the hydrogen sector on a path that is consistent with global net zero emissions by 2050.

The hydrogen sector is quickly moving into the mainstream. In a recent survey of over 1000 senior energy professionals, DNV found that 84% of respondents believe that hydrogen has the potential to be a major component of a global, low-carbon energy system. In its report, DNV concluded: "In short, the world is heading for hydrogen, but the route is uncertain and many questions remain."

Global Hydrogen Review’s mission is to answer those questions and provide a pathway to advance the sector. Each issue will feature quality keynote articles, detailed case studies, and technical papers examining the innovative technology and solutions that will help to drive the sector forward. Knowledge sharing is at the heart of our philosophy. So, if you have a story to tell, or feedback on this inaugural issue, please get in touch using the contact information on the left of this page.

We have also launched an accompanying website, which is full of the latest industry news and technical insights ( And we’re delighted to announce that our first virtual ‘Global Hydrogen Conference’ will take place in November. You can reserve your free seat at the show now (turn to p. 47 for more information).

Palladian Publications is lucky to have a portfolio of leading titles across the entire energy sector (from upstream to downstream, and coal to renewables), and we have been overwhelmed by the positive response that we have received from the industry since announcing the launch of Global Hydrogen Review. We’d like to thank everyone for their kind words, and extend a special thank you to all of our contributing authors and advertisers for their support. We hope you enjoy this issue of the magazine, and that you find its contents useful to your work.

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