Germany Leads Europe in Hydrogen Patents

January 2023

A long-term study by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency covering 2011-2020 has found that Europe’s largest economy also led the way in hydrogen patents on the continent.

11 percent of all patents in that period came from Germany compared to six percent for France. Japan led the world with 24 percent of hydrogen patents followed by the United States with 20 percent.

“Germany has thus far had a good position in the hydrogen market,” a spokesperson from Siemens Energy told business newspaper Handelsblatt. “We have a good electro-chemicals industry and great expertise in hydrogen facilities and materials.”

The “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe,” a European Commission study, predicts that annual turnover of EUR 800 billion in the European hydrogen industry by 2050.

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