Sufficiency, Sustainability, and Circularity of Critical Materials for Clean Hydrogen

Authors: Patrick R. Schmidt; Martin Zerta
Date: December 2022

The study provides a cross-sectoral perspective on the resource intensity of key hydrogen technologies to cope with the expected significant increase in hydrogen production in the coming decades.

In particular, the study examined relevant materials, their criticality and potential effects in the industrial context and how these can be reduced, replaced or recycled. To this end, LBST supports the customer analytically with the operation of a data cleanroom, the cleansing of strictly confidential industry data, literature reviews on critical materials, the evaluation of industry and literature data on the criticality of materials used in H2 technologies, and the modelling of material intensity in target scenarios up to 2050.

Further information:

  • Press release by the Hydrogen Council: here
  • Website by the Hydrogen Council: here
Study

Sufficiency, Sustainability, and Circularity of Critical Materials for Clean Hydrogen