LAUNCHING A 

NEW ERA

OF 

RENEWABLES-BASED

HYDROGEN

 PRODUCTION

ABOUT THE CATAPULT

Launched in 2020 with the convening support of the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champions and RMI, the Green Hydrogen Catapult is a global initiative whose goal is to drive a massive green hydrogen scale-up by 2026.

CHALLENGE

Of the 75 million tonnes of hydrogen produced annually worldwide, historically 98% uses fossil fuels. That results in more than 800 million tonnes of carbon emissions, greater than the entire annual carbon emissions of Belgium.

OPPORTUNITY

Green hydrogen—produced from water with electrolyzers powered by clean renewable electricity— can thus play a major role decarbonizing some of the world’s hardest-to-abate sectors.
Green hydrogen has transformational potential as both an end-use energy source and as an intermediate feedstock for products such as green ammonia. The catapult is focused on three key goals to make that vision a reality.

MEMBERS

A Pathway to Green Hydrogen at Scale

01
Scale up green hydrogen production capacity 50x
02
Deploy 80 GW of new renewables-powered electrolyzers, of which Catapult members have already committed 45 GW
03
Achieve a 50% cost reduction, getting green hydrogen below $2 per kg 

Transforming Energy Across the World's Most Carbon-Intensive Industries

TRUCKING
AVIATION
SHIPPING
AMMONIA
(FERTILIZER)
STEEL
PRODUCTION
METHANOL
(PETROCHEM)

MAKING THE LEAP

Green Hydrogen Policy Progress Tracker

GLOBAL DASHBOARD

Tracking progress toward 1.5C alignment
high confidence
optimistic
remaining gap
42%
14%
Capacity
Targets
By Our Team
20%
30%
Enabling
Policy
By Our Team
12%
88%
Government
Funding
By Our Team
1) Capacity Targets = installed electrolyzer capacity targets set in national hydrogen strategies.
2) Enabling Policy = types of policy levers deployed weighted by effectiveness at addressing market barriers.
3) Government Funding = government funds allocated to hydrogen development.

COUNTRY LEADERBOARD

Charting policy at the national level globally
France
58%
Germany
40%
United Kingdom
37%
The Netherlands
30%
Italy
13%
European Union
13%
Spain
8%
Individual countries on the leaderboard receive a single aggregate score based on detailed assessments of their status in each of the three major categories.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRESS TRACKER PDF

INSIGHTS

CONTACT US

Ready to launch a new era of green hydrogen?

Contact the Catapult at info@greenh2catapult.com.

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2021
GREEN HYDROGEN CATAPULT