Hydrogen Research Programme

The Hydrogen Research Programme conducts research under the broad objective of “building business cases for a hydrogen economy”. It focuses on how the clean hydrogen industry can move from its current small scale, largely government funded projects to a scale where it is significant in the global energy system.

Markets and Demand

  • Policy and regulation to promote use of clean hydrogen
  • Comparative analysis across sectors and regions
  • Identify priority end uses and how to service them
  • Steps to enable downstream hydrogen investments


  • Policy and regulatory support mechanisms to drive infrastructure investments
  • Viable business models/investment case studies for investments along the value chain
  • Appropriate contractual models and financing
  • Comparison of approaches to hydrogen transport and storage


  • How to justify investments in GW scale production
  • Integration of production in specific supply chain
  • Comparison of alternative production approaches for clean hydrogen and derivatives


Head of Hydrogen Research

Martin Lambert

Research Fellows

Aliaksei Patonia

Visiting Research Fellows

Farid Safari

Simon Schulte







Johnson Matthey






 The Hydrogen Research Programme welcomes expressions of interest from visiting researchers who are experts in and passionate about this research. For further information, please get in touch with Martin Lambert.

The Programme acknowledges the kind support provided by its Sponsors, without which this research could not be undertaken.

Latest Publications from the Hydrogen Research Programme

  • OIES Podcast – Hydrogen Financing

    In this Podcast David Ledesma discusses with Stephen Craen, Visiting Research Fellow OIES, the challenges facing the financing of future hydrogen projects as it is expected that a substantial amount of capital will need to be invested in green hydrogen production to meet the 2050 net zero targets. Based around an ‘Archetype’ world scale hydrogen […]

    By: OIES

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  • Key Themes for the Global Energy Economy in 2023

    In this latest edition of our Key Themes series we examine a number of topics which we believe will be highly relevant to the global energy economy in 2023. The past twelve months have seen a huge re-prioritisation of energy policy away from environmental issues and towards energy security and affordability. Many of the articles […]

    By: OIES

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  • Financing a world scale hydrogen export project

    It is anticipated that green hydrogen will require government support for the next 15-20 years and that green hydrogen export projects will have to compete, largely on delivered price, to supply the demand created by the importing government programmes.  Efficient project financing, both debt and equity, can play an important part in minimising the cost. […]

    By: Stephen Craen

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