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Water Electrolysis Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Water Electrolysis Market Research Report: Information by Product Category (Proton Exchange Membrane, Alkaline Water Electrolysis and Solid Oxide Electrolyte (SOE)), End Users (Chemicals, Electronics & Semiconductor, Power Plants, Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals and others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia–Pacific and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/IA - E/2789-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 118 pages

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The global water electrolysis market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 6%, with a value of USD 9.3 billion over 2020-2030.


Water Electrolysis Market Overview


The electrolyze is used for the electrolysis of the water. Through electrolysis, water is split into hydrogen and oxygen that are further collected separately for use in the industrial process automotive, power, and chemical industries. The electrolyze is available in various sizes and has different methods of electrolysis. Most of the electrolyze used are alkaline electrolyzes.


The favorable regulatory policies toward developing the hydrogen infrastructure and increasing its use as an industrial feedstock will propel the industry growth. The ongoing technological development and decreasing product reduction carbon emissions will positively influence the business outlook. The global water electrolysis market also includes the structure of the market in accordance with the recent trends and the implementation of technological advancements by the key market players. The market growth was driven by several factors like increasing global carbon emissions, growing the production of the low carbon hydrogen, increasing the production of the ammonia, increasing demand for the margarine, increasing production of the capacity of menthol, and the increase in demand for the semiconductors.


Water Electrolysis Market Key Competitors


Some of the key market leaders in this industry are ThyssenKrupp AG, Linde AG, Air Products and Chemical Inc., Siemens AG, ProtonOnsite, Teledyne Energy Inc., AREVA H2Gen, Hydrogenics Corporation, Erre Due SpA, and Peak Scientific.

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The European region held the second-largest market in the water electrolysis market, having the most advanced infrastructure facilities in the world. The largest association in Europe for hydrogen is the multinational European Hydrogen Association, which comprises almost 19 national associations and the numerous primary hydrogen production industries worldwide.


The chemical industries in Europe are the major uses for the water electrolysis market, due to which the market is expected to grow during the estimated forecasting years.


Water Electrolysis Market Segmentation


The global water electrolysis market has been segmented into a product category, end users, and region.



  • By Product Category: Proton exchange membrane and alkaline water electrolysis

  • By End Users: Chemicals, electronics & semiconductor, power plants, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, and others


The global water electrolysis market by product category has been segmented into a proton exchange membrane and alkaline water electrolysis. Among these types, in 2018, the global market was led by alkaline water electrolysis segment and is projected to lead throughout the forecast period. Alkaline water electrolysis is extensively known as advanced technology and the most advanced water electrolysis technology. It was developed in 1800 by William Nicholson and Anthony Carlisle. Alkaline electrolyzers account for most of the installed water electrolysis capacity worldwide. Alkaline electrolyzers are mostly suitable for large-scale hydrogen production. The current focus for development in alkaline water electrolysis is towards obtaining higher efficiency by applying high temperature and high-pressure operation


Based on end users, the global water electrolysis market has been categorized as chemicals, electronics & semiconductor, power plants, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, and others. Among these products, the chemicals segment accounted for the largest market share, followed by pharmaceuticals. The chemical industry market will witness phenomenal growth over hydrogen consumption, owing to its growing end users. The increasing demand for hydrogen in the chemical industry is primarily for the manufacturing of ammonia, and hence fertilizers and methanol are used to manufacture polymers. Hydrogen is also used in making other vital products including aniline, cyclohexane, hydrochloric acids, and an assortment of bases. These factors are expected to raise the demand for water electrolysis in the global chemical industry during the forecast period. Furthermore, the high efficiency and increased pressure to reduce industrial carbon emission are expected to further incorporation of water electrolysis by end users, which further raised the market demand and size for the global water electrolysis market during the forecast period.


Water Electrolysis Market Regional Analysis


On the basis of region, the global water electrolysis market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and the rest of the world (RoW).


Global Water Electrolysis Market, by Region, 2018  Water Electrolysis Market

Source: MRFR Analysis

North America is expected to witness significant growth in the global water electrolysis market. North America mainly consists of the US and Canada. The US is one of the global leaders in the development of hydrogen through water electrolysis. Hydrogen and fuel cells in North America offer energy security and a cleaner environment for the people. The US has maintained and developed specific codes and standards to ensure that hydrogen and fuel cells products are safe and environment-friendly. There is various innovation implemented for the use of hydrogens, such as hydrogen-powered bus and hydrogen-powered forklifts in retail stores. The increased use of hydrogen in the US is expected to drive the water electrolysis market in North America during the forecast period.


The rest of the world include the Middle East & Africa and Latin America. In the Middle East & Africa, the automotive industry is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period due to the steady rate of production of vehicles. This steady rate of production will result in the increased use of water electrolysis in vehicles. The increased usage of water electrolysis will drive the market during the forecast period.


Water Electrolysis Market Synopsis


The global water electrolysis market has been segmented based on product category, application, and region. Based on the product category, the global market has been segmented into a proton exchange membrane and alkaline water electrolysis. Among these products, the alkaline water electrolysis segment is projected to be dominant throughout the forecast period, whereas the proton exchange membrane segment has registered as the fastest growing technology. On the basis of end users, in 2018, the chemical segment was dominated by the global market followed by pharmaceuticals. On the basis of region, Asia-Pacific has accounted for the largest market share in the Water Electrolysis market followed by Europe and North America.


Electrolysis is the process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen from renewable sources. It is the simplest method for producing hydrogen, where an electric current is passed through a compound thereby separating elements. Water electrolysis for hydrogen production finds its application in various industries, such as chemicals, petroleum, glass, refineries, automobile, pharmaceuticals, metals & mining, and others.


Key Questions Addressed by the Report



  • What was the historic market size (2019)?

  • Which segmentation (product category/end users) is driving market growth?

  • What will be the growth rate by 2027?

  • Who are the key players in this market?

  • What are the strategies adopted by key players?



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 9.3Billion
  CAGR   6%CAGR (2020-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product Category and End Users
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   ThyssenKrupp AG, Linde AG, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Siemens AG, ProtonOnsite, Teledyne Energy Systems Inc., AREVA H2Gen, Hydrogenics Corporation, Erre Due SpA, and Peak Scientific.
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increase in the use of water electrolysis in end-use industries
  • Growing demand of carbon-free source of energy


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    North America led the market in 2018 and is expected to retain its prominence throughout the conjectured timeline.

    The global market for water electrolysis has been segmented in terms of product category and application.

    The significant end users in the global water electrolysis market are electronics & semiconductors, power plants, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, and others.

    Top-performing companies in the market are Peak Scientific, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Siemens AG, Linde AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, Hydrogenics Corporation, Erre Due SpA, Teledyne Energy Systems Inc., ProtonOnsite, AREVA H2Gen, to name a few.

    The Middle East & Africam automotive industry is expanding favorably, which can boost the growth of the water electrolysis market. Thus, the market condition in the region during the review timeframe is expected to be quite decent.