Hydrogen

DNV is helping to change the timeline from hydrogen on the horizon to hydrogen in homes, businesses, and transport systems

The world is heading for hydrogen, and for many, a large-scale hydrogen economy is essential to a clean energy future. 

From production to consumption, the business case for hydrogen is growing and the hydrogen economy is emerging, yet to fully realize the potential, industry and governments must focus on four key areas to scale the hydrogen economy:

  • Safety – The scale of the future hydrogen society will be determined by success in managing safety. Find out how DNV is proving the safety case.
  • Infrastructure – The full benefits of a hydrogen economy will come as the energy carrier becomes an integrated part of world’s energy system. This will require new or adapted gas infrastructure, sector coupling with renewables and the electricity grid, and the adoption of hydrogen for a range of industries and applications. Discover how DNV is supporting the development of efficient, integrated hydrogen infrastructure. 
  • Decarbonizing production  – Hydrogen must be decarbonized throughout its value chain to answer to climate change. This will require lowering the cost of electrolysis in order to scale green hydrogen, or scaling carbon capture and storage (CCS) to enable blue hydrogen. Get insights into how DNV is helping to decarbonize hydrogen production.
  • Policy, investment and strategy – Long-term policy commitments will be essential to building the hydrogen economy. In parallel, energy companies and investors need to understand the policy landscape and have insights into the technical and business aspects of hydrogen. Explore how DNV supports governments, industry, and investors with technical and market analysis.

DNV: The advisor to the entire hydrogen economy, from production to end use

Infographic: The advisor to the entire hydrogen economy


DNV delivers broad technical expertise and experience to enable hydrogen to play a key role in the energy transition. Together with industry and governments, we are helping to change the timeline from hydrogen on the horizon to hydrogen in homes, businesses, and transport systems. 

Contact us to hear more about our hydrogen capabilities and how we can help you to realize your hydrogen ambitions.

Hydrogen Forecast to 2050

DNV’s latest hydrogen research provides our forecast for a most likely hydrogen future to mid-century, across production, transport, and end use. It offers insights into factors crucial to scaling hydrogen, including policy, regulations, safety, and investment.

On 14 June 2022, more than 10,000 professionals from energy and maritime industries joined us to discuss the future of hydrogen. Watch the presentations and discussions with the likes of National Grid, Siemens Gamesa, Uniper and Equinor.

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Our research

Download DNV technical and market reports related to hydrogen

  Integration of electrolysers in the energy system

Integration of electrolysers in the energy system

Opportunities and challenges of integrating electrolytic hydrogen production into power systems increasingly dominated by variable renewable electricity generation

  Availability of green and blue ammonia in 2030 to 2050

Availability of green and blue ammonia in 2030 to 2050

This paper examines the supply and demand of green and blue ammonia towards mid-century. It also looks at the competition for ammonia between industries and the competition between different ammonia types

  Hydrogen Forecast to 2050

Hydrogen Forecast to 2050

Get insights into factors crucial to scaling hydrogen, including policy, regulations, safety, and investment.

  Repurposing onshore pipelines for hydrogen: Guiding operators through the re-evaluation process

Repurposing onshore pipelines for hydrogen: Guiding operators through the re-evaluation process

Repurposing pipelines is essential to scaling hydrogen. How can it be done in practice?

  Rising to the challenge of hydrogen economy

Rising to the challenge of hydrogen economy

The outlook for emerging hydrogen value chains, from production to consumption

  Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

In this brief we explore the greenhouse gas footprint of different blue hydrogen processes and supply chains

  Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Forecasts decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

  Hydrogen – Decarbonizing heat

Hydrogen – Decarbonizing heat

The benefits and challenges of hydrogen in decarbonizing

Watch our on-demand webinars related to Hydrogen:

  Proving the safety case for hydrogen

Proving the safety case for hydrogen

Watch a panel discussion with experts from Northern Gas Networks (NGN), National Grid and DNV debating the key issues for hydrogen safety.

  Developing efficient hydrogen infrastructure – What will it take?

Developing efficient hydrogen infrastructure – What will it take?

Watch our panel discussion with experts from Gasunie, Stedin and DNV debating the key issues on efficient hydrogen infrastructure.

  Decarbonizing hydrogen production – Is carbon capture and storage (CCS) crucial?

Decarbonizing hydrogen production – Is carbon capture and storage (CCS) crucial?

Watch a panel discussion with key industry players and experts debating the key issues on the role of blue hydrogen.

  Reliable and cost efficient electrolysers

Reliable and cost efficient electrolysers

Watch the webinar recording to learn how to work with DNV towards a new certification scheme and industry best practice for electrolysers.

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