China has identified hydrogen production as crucial to achieving a targeted peaking of the country’s carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, but an influential report has raised concerns about how much of this production will be green hydrogen, produced with renewable energy.

The 87-member China Hydrogen Alliance found that the peak emissions scenario would see China consuming 37.15 million tonnes per annum of hydrogen by 2030 to account for 5% of the country’s energy mix.

China's electrolyser capacity for hydrogen power generation is expected to hit 80 gigawatts by then.