Report | January 28, 2020

Hydrogen’s Decarbonization Impact for Industry

Near-term challenges and long-term potential

By Thomas Koch BlankPatrick Molloy
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When considering what a global energy system on a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway will look like by 2050, hydrogen consistently plays a critical role as a low-carbon fuel. In fact, for several industrial application areas, there are no other viable pathways to decarbonization.

Our report, Hydrogen’s Decarbonization Impact for Industry: Near-term Challenges and Long-term Potential, highlights the immediate decarbonization potential of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels in some industrial processes.

To learn more, explore the data below or download the report.


  1. Select an application area to display its CO2 intensity. You may select up to three application areas to display.
  2. Select a geography or process to display the CO2 intensity of the region or process's electricity grid in relation to the application area(s).
  3. Select the scenario and year to view the current or projected grid intensity.