In order to give an overview of the market development of hydrogen in Germany, EWI has developed the H2Market Index on behalf of the Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches (DVGW). The aim of the H2Market Index is to measure stakeholders’ perceptions of the current development of a hydrogen market.
In 2023, the H2Market Index developed by EWI has a value of 42, indicating that stakeholders currently assess the market ramp-up as almost neutral with a slight negative trend. The index comprises four topic areas: innovation environment, political and regulatory framework, infrastructure expansion, and market development. The index results show a mixed view of market actors across the four topic areas. While the innovation environment and market development are considered almost neutral, the assessment of infrastructure development stands out with a rather negative perception among market actors.