Green Hydrogen Industrial Clusters Guidelines | UNIDO
Renewable or green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources, is an essential element of this transition, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors.
As a game changer, green hydrogen offers enormous potential to develop both national energy systems and industrial markets, while significantly reducing GHG emissions.
For developing countries, this presents a unique opportunity to leapfrog to net-zero industrial development, while accelerating economic growth. UNIDO’s Global Programme for Hydrogen in Industry is working towards accelerating a just hydrogen transition in developing countries and transition economies.
As a key element of this programme, UNIDO has developed a three-phase model for establishing green hydrogen industrial clusters (GHIC), which we define as industrial clusters that share green hydrogen and renewable energy for various purposes, including material production, heating and cooling, power balancing, local mobility, and industrial feedstock.
The present guidelines provide recommendations for governments and industries in the preparation, implementation, and upscaling of green hydrogen industrial clusters.