The Spanish hydrogen industry – with a market share of 1.86% – expects to generate 22 billion euro and 227,000 jobs by 2030 as revealed by its president Javier Brey during HFC 2017, the biennial conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells held in Vancouver, Canada.
With the aim of providing definitive solutions to the increasing global concern on the energy and environmental sustainability problem and opening the door to a third energy revolution that leaves behind coal and oil, the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) continues to work on the development of national and international alliances to boost the development of hydrogen technologies as an energy vector.
Hence its participation in HFC 2017, the biennial conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells held in Canada. From Vancouver, the president of the AeH2, Javier Brey, took the opportunity to present the current frame of the hydrogen sector in Spain – with a market share of 1.86% – and the Association estimates on the business it will generate in the short and medium term.
In this line, it is worth noting the growth forecast in the next fifteen years, where turnover is estimated to jump from the current 71 million euro to 22,000, AeH2 says in a statement.
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In parallel, the gradual growth of the sector would be accompanied by a significant increase in the number of workers that will be necessary to carry out this “hydrogen revolution”, as per how the association itself has named this growth process. Its president says that for the same time horizon “the number of direct and indirect jobs could reach 227,000.“
During his speech, the president of AeH2 also wanted to widespread the activity of the Spanish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform, whose main task is to promote technological development in this area. It has also taken the opportunity to invite experts from the United States – one of the countries at the forefront of the development and promotion of hydrogen – to participate in the forthcoming European Hydrogen Conference (EHEC) in Malaga in March. 2018.
The participation in HFC 2017, organized by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Hydrogen Association, has resulted from the close collaborative relationship that both entities have maintained for years with the AeH2 and whose main milestone was the signing of a Partnership Agreement signed by the two associations in 2013 to formalize relations and jointly boost research and technological development in the sector, the statement explains.