Hydrogen Markets

Hydrogen Markets: economic conditions, regulation and outlook


Main goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of obstacles that stand in the way of a market for hydrogen and how these obstacles could be overcome


Start date: 1 September 2019
End date: 1 September 2023

Total costs: k€283


This project focuses on:

  1. analysis of fundamental shortcomings in the design of hydrogen markets in order to determine to what extent the market for hydrogen is able to develop automatically or to what extent regulatory intervention is required.
  2. analysis of the economic interaction with other energy markets in order to assess the outlook for the hydrogen market, in particular the relation with the electricity market because this a major input of making hydrogen through electrolysis.
  3. the preparedness of energy users to pay an additional premium on top of the ‘normal’ energy price because of the renewable character of how the hydrogen is produced.

Our role

New Energy Coalition is lead manager with regards to the financial contribution to this project, through our research programme funding. We are also responsible for monitoring and communication progress reports to our project partners, and supporting the dissemination of project results to our stakeholders.


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, GasTerra, NAM, EBN & Gasunie


Dirk Kuiken is involved in the project. If you have any questions regarding the project, feel free to contact us.