Hydrogen Call for Evidence

The large-scale use of hydrogen in an energy system to enable the decarbonisation of a country’s energy system has not been attempted or achieved anywhere in the world. Challenges exist with respect to the cost effective and safe production, storage, transportation, and consumption of hydrogen but many of these are being currently addressed by the market and with innovative technology. Therefore, the state-of-the-art is in constant advancement from multiple areas of the hydrogen eco-system.

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) are seeking evidence and information on options for addressing these barriers and opportunities that hydrogen presents to enable Ireland’s decarbonisation targets and potentially establish Ireland as a world leader in this technology. This evidence will support the development of peer-reviewed paper that will be published to deliver empirical-evidence based suggestions for policy considerations in hydrogen to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications.

Information that we receive through this call for evidence will help us to:

  • Support the development of hydrogen policy in Ireland;
  • Collect evidence on the challenges and opportunities associated with the production of low carbon hydrogen in Ireland;
  • Collect evidence on the challenges and opportunities associated with the distribution and delivery of low carbon hydrogen in Ireland and;
  • Collect evidence on the challenges and opportunities associated with the consumption of low carbon hydrogen in Ireland.
  • Provide feedback on the current draft document titled Hydrogen in the Irish Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges

The call for evidence below is divided into 4 sections addressing the future policy and roles of hydrogen as per above. The responses to each of the questions below can be filled into the  IERC Hydrogen Call for Evidence   document. The completed document should be returned by e-mail to info@ierc.ie by  5pm Friday 4th February 2022.

Responses need not cover all sections or even an entire section. This is a broad call for evidence, and we acknowledge that not all stakeholders will have time or expertise to complete all sections.