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Powering progress

Our ambition is to capture a double-digit share of global clean hydrogen sales by 2035.

Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier that can play a significant role in the transition to a lower-carbon world. We are investing in producing decarbonised hydrogen for our own facilities and, in the future, for customers in industry and mobility where direct electrification is challenging.

In 2021, we started production at the electrolyser at our Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland in Germany. The 10 megawatts (MW) proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser uses renewable energy to produce up to 1,300 tonnes of decarbonised hydrogen a year, which we are using to make lower-carbon fuels at the park. Our joint venture Zhangjiakou City Transport and Shell New Energy Co., Limited (Shell interest 47.5%) started up a hydrogen electrolyser in China with 20 MW production capacity in January 2022.

We are also expanding the network of hydrogen refuelling stations. By the end of 2021, there were around 50 hydrogen refuelling stations at Shell-branded outlets in the USA (California), Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

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