The hydrogen fuel cell sector added more than 1GW of new capacity for the first time in 2019, fuelling expectations the technology can play a major role in the decarbonisation of the energy and automotive sectors over the next decade. The 1.1GW of additional capacity marked a 40 per cent increase on 2018, according to the Fuel Cell Industry Review 2019, which was published yesterday by sustainable energy consultancy E4tech. Fuel cell vehicles provided the driving force behind market growth, led by Japanese firm Toyota and its South Korean competitor Hyundai. Between them, the two companies accounted for two-thirds of 2019’s shipped fuel cell capacity. When burgeoning bus, truck, and van markets are factored in, vehicles account for over 900MW of the total, the report said.
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