Stronger together: How hydrogen clusters can drive the market ramp-up in Germany

For a successful market ramp-up of low-carbon hydrogen, production, demand, and infrastructure must be developed simultaneously. Hydrogen clusters, i.e., regional focal points, can enable the development of the new market through step-by-step innovations along the value chain. By concentrating competition and cooperation in one place, clusters offer higher productivity, increase innovative power, and simplify the establishment of companies.

To support the hydrogen market ramp-up through establishing clusters, regions with cluster potential would have to be identified, prioritized, and specifically supported. The Policy Brief presents production, infrastructure, demand, and research & education criteria that can be used to identify regions with cluster potential.