GLG Network Survey Tracker: Hydrogen Market Overview IV

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GLG interviewed 45 senior executives who are users of hydrogen in the energy and industrials industry in the US and Europe.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The survey explored the use of hydrogen as fuel replacement for green initiatives, revisiting the topic from the previous iterations in October 2021, April 2021 and October 2020.
  • Experts provided their views on the legislative impact on the industrials industry and whether they promote hydrogen as clean fuel in their sector of expertise.
  • Lastly, the research captured respondents’ views on the demand usage in the next 5 years as well as their projections for the price premium for green hydrogen in 10 years’ time.

Examples of findings:

  • The major concerns respondents selected around the use of hydrogen include increased production costs (78%), increased safety procedures (58%), and personnel training for new safety protocols (42%).
  • Reducing emissions is now seen as an essential priority by 49% of the experts, compared to 36% recorded back in October 2020.
  • In the view of our experts, there will be a continued price premium for green hydrogen in 10 years’ time, with the majority (80%) stating this premium will be more than 5%.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Brendan Bilton, former Managing Director at Acal Energy.

The standard deliverable includes: 

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.


  • What impact do you think hydrogen will have on the listed industrial sectors?
  • Is the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel being promoted in your sector(s) of expertise?
  • What do you think will the price premium be for green hydrogen in 10 years’ time?
  • What impact is government legislation going to have on your sector’s choice in making/using hydrogen?
  • In the long term, what effect is hydrogen going to have in your sector(s)?
  • To what extent is hydrogen safety a concern to you?
  • What are your major concerns about the use of hydrogen?
  • What would be the major benefit from using hydrogen?

This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy and Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

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