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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory Report: Technology and Market


The information in this report covers the period January 2021 – December 2021. The technology and market module of the FCHO presents a range of statistical data as an indicator of the health of the sector and the progress in market development over time. This includes statistical information on the size of the global fuel cell market including number and capacity of fuel cell systems shipped in a calendar year. For this edition, data to the end of 2021 is presented where possible, alongside analysis of key sector developments. Fuel cell system shipments for each calendar year are presented both as numbers of units and total system megawatts. The data are further divided and subdivided by:  Application: Total system shipments are divided into Transport, Stationary and Portable applications  Fuel cell type: Numbers are provided for each of the different fuel cell chemistry types  Region of integration: Region where the final manufacturer – usually the system integrator – integrates the fuel cell into the final product  Region of deployment: Region where the final product was shipped to for deployment The data is sourced directly from industry players as well as other relevant sources including press releases, associations, and other industry bodies. This year the report also includes data relating to electrolysers commissioned within Europe. Information is presented on the number of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) deployed since 2014 with detailed information on HRS in operation including pressure, capacity etc. In parallel, the observatory provides data on the registered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on European roads, providing an indication of the speed of adoption of hydrogen in the transport sector. This annual report is an enrichment analysis of the data available on the FCHO, providing global context and insights on trends observed year-over-year. Electrolyser systems commissioned for each calendar year within Europe are presented as both the number of units and the total system power rating in megawatts (MW). The data is further divided by:  Number of Electrolyser Units Commissioned: The number of units brought online each year in Europe from 2000 until 2021.  Application: Total systems commissioned are divided in Transport Fuel, Industry Feedstock, Steel Making, Industrial Heat, Power Generation, Export, Grid Injection and Sector Coupling.  Electrolyser Type: Number for each of the different electrolyser types commissioned are provided.  Region of deployment: Region where the electrolyser was commissioned. All sections in the Technology & Market module are updated following an annual data collection and validation cycle and the annual report is published the following Spring.

Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
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