Cranmore Partners and Energy Estate, two infrastructure advising firms, have teamed up to establish a hydrogen investability index (H2i), which ranks 40 nations based on their desirability for low-carbon hydrogen projects.
According to an online tool that went available just before COP26, Germany is the most investable country, followed by Spain and the United States.
H2i was created to provide investors and stakeholders with a thorough overview of the investment possibilities – as well as the present landscape – of sustainable hydrogen projects in more than 40 nations.
According to Cranmore Partners and Energy Estate, who collaborated on the tool for 9 months, this covers characteristics that are expected to influence investment flows and project development delays.
The partners claim that “H2i is the first international country ranking of its sort in the hydrogen space.”
The following factors were used to rate countries:
help from the government
resources that are renewable
Infrastructure for transit and storage
demand in the area
The service’s creators hope that it will be utilized as an online source of study and opinion-based content regarding various hues of hydrogen, like as blue and green.
“We established this index to provide clarity on the primary drivers for investment in clean hydrogen,” says Yusuf Macun, managing partner at Cranmore.
“The global energy shift offers investors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Green hydrogen has the potential to swiftly replace fossil fuels at scale while also complementing higher levels of electrification,” says the report.
“The index is a reference document and a go-to for investors like infrastructure funds that are starting to think about investing in hydrogen,” said Simon Currie, principal at Energy Estate.