Mar 30, 2022
Croatia plans to install 70 megawatts (MW) of hydrogen production facilities by 2030 and 2,750 MW by 2050 to increase its share of total energy consumption from zero to 0.2 percent and 11 percent, respectively, according to the national strategy for hydrogen from 2021 to 2050 that the Croatian Parliament adopted.
Croatia aims to establish 70 MW of hydrogen production facilities by 2030, expanding to 2,750 MW by 2050, as per the national hydrogen strategy for 2021-2050 approved by the Croatian Parliament. This move is expected to increase Croatia's hydrogen energy consumption from its current level of zero to 0.2% by 2030 and 11% by 2050. The strategy aligns with the country's goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. However, considering the rapid growth potential of the hydrogen economy in the EU and Croatia's renewable energy prospects, these targets might be raised. If the hydrogen economy develops faster than anticipated, the country could aim for electrolyzer capacities of 1,270 MW by 2030 and 7,330 MW by 2050, potentially increasing hydrogen's energy consumption share to 3.75% by 2030 and 15% by 2050. The strategy outlines Croatia's vision for hydrogen technology development, research, production, infrastructure, and application, with an emphasis on achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The EU Hydrogen Strategy estimates total investment needs for production capacities at EUR 180 to EUR 470 billion by 2050. For Croatia, the investment required ranges from EUR 3.1 billion (for the climate neutrality scenario) to EUR 9.3 billion (for the accelerated hydrogen economy development scenario) by 2050. Croatia has also previously announced its intention to commence hydrogen production by 2025.
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