World Hydrogen

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World demand will be driven by rising per capita vehicle ownership rates and clean fuel regulations enacted to address increasingly pressing environmental and pollution concerns.

World demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2018

World consumption of captive and merchant hydrogen is projected to increase 3.5 percent annually through 2018 to more than 300 billion cubic meters, driven by increasing use in refinery hydroprocessing, especially in developing countries in Asia. These advances will result from rising per capita vehicle ownership rates and clean fuel regulations enacted to address increasingly pressing environmental and pollution concerns. The merchant market for hydrogen will expand more than five percent annually as the need for hydrogen in petroleum refineries exceeds refiners’ available captive resources.

Refining to remain key market for hydrogen

Over the past two decades, the adoption of motor vehicle emissions regulations by developed countries has led to the need for low-sulfur and ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuels, greatly increasing the consumption of hydrogen in petroleum refining. This trend will continue to drive demand going forward as developing countries address air quality issues by enforcing more stringent clean fuel regulations. The broadening of these regulations to encompass marine and other off-highway fuels will further support growth. Growth in developing countries will also be aided by rising per capita vehicle ownership rates and higher demand for fuels. Additionally, both the shift in the world’s crude oil supply toward heavier, lower quality crudes and rising demand for distillate fuels globally will support the increased use of hydrogen in refining.

Outside of refining, hydrogen is used in the production of many important chemicals as well as in the metals, electronics, and thin-film solar industries; edible oil processing; and a variety of other applications. Additionally, the adoption of hydrogen energy technologies continues to proceed worldwide, and fuel cells will see increasing mainstream commercial use. Despite technical challenges, the emergence of a hydrogen market for fuel cell powered vehicles remains a possibility.

China to see greatest share of growth through 2018

Although the United States will remain the world’s largest hydrogen market in volume terms, the greatest share of growth through 2018 is expected to occur in China. The country is expected to aggressively target motor vehicle emissions by enacting and enforcing tighter clean fuel regulations. This will drive hydrogen demand growth as the country’s refining industry modernizes and increases its ability to produce low-sulfur fuels. In other emerging markets, countries such as India and Russia will also seek to export ultra-low sulfur fuels and will see among the fastest gains.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 254.5 billion cubic meter world hydrogen industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market (e.g., petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, metal processing, electronics), world region, and for 19 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, reviews technology, evaluates company market share and profiles 9 industry players, including Air Products, Air Liquide and Praxair.

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  1. World Hydrogen

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Population Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Energy Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD ENERGY PRODUCTION BY TYPE

        2. CHART II-1 WORLD ENERGY PRODUCTION BY TYPE, 2003-2023

      7. 3.7 World Petroleum Refining Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PRODUCTION BY REGION

      8. 3.8 World Fuel Cell Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD COMMERCIAL FUEL CELL DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART II-2 WORLD COMMERCIAL FUEL CELL DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 3.9.1 General

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        2. 3.9.2 World Fuel Sulfur Regulations

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    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Petroleum Refining

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        1. 4.2.1 Conversion Processes

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        2. 4.2.2 Treatment Processes

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      3. 4.3 Hydrogen Production Methods

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        1. 4.3.1 Steam Methane Reforming

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        2. 4.3.2 Partial Oxidation

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        3. 4.3.3 Water Electrolysis

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        4. 4.3.4 Byproduct Hydrogen

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        5. 4.3.5 Other Production Methods

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      4. 4.4 Hydrogen Energy

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        1. 4.4.1 General

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        2. 4.4.2 Fuel Cells

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      5. 4.5 Hydrogen Storage & Transportation

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    5. 5 OVERVIEW

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND

      2. 5.2 World Hydrogen Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART IV-1 WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        3. CHART IV-2 SHARE OF WORLD HYDROGEN MARKET GROWTH BY REGION, 2013-2018

      3. 5.3 World Hydrogen Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-3 WORLD HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 5.3.1 Petroleum Refining

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          1. Table | WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR HYDROGEN

        4. 5.3.2 Petroleum Refining Hydrogen Demand by Process

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          1. Table | WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR HYDROGEN BY APPLICATION & SOURCE

        5. 5.3.3 Chemical Manufacturing

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR HYDROGEN

        6. 5.3.4 Other Markets for Hydrogen

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          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR HYDROGEN BY REGION & MARKET

      4. 5.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | HYDROGEN PRICING & VALUATION

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 6.1 North America: Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

      2. 6.2 North America: Hydrogen Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 6.3 North America: Suppliers & Market Share

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        1. CHART V-2 NORTH AMERICA: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 6.4 United States

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        1. 6.4.1 United States: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 6.4.2 United States: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Canada

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        1. 6.5.1 Canada: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 6.5.2 Canada: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | CANADA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 Mexico

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        1. 6.6.1 Mexico: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 6.6.2 Mexico: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | MEXICO: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Hydrogen Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE HYDROGEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Suppliers & Market Share

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        1. CHART VI-2 WESTERN EUROPE: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 7.4 Germany

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        1. 7.4.1 Germany: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.4.2 Germany: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | GERMANY: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 Italy

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        1. 7.5.1 Italy: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.5.2 Italy: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | ITALY: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 Netherlands

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        1. 7.6.1 Netherlands: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.6.2 Netherlands: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 Spain

        $282.00

        1. 7.7.1 Spain: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.7.2 Spain: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | SPAIN: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 France

        $286.00

        1. 7.8.1 France: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.8.2 France: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | FRANCE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 United Kingdom

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        1. 7.9.1 United Kingdom: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.9.2 United Kingdom: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 7.10 Other Western Europe

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        1. 7.10.1 Other Western Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 7.10.2 Other Western Europe: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Hydrogen Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Suppliers & Market Share

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        1. CHART VII-2 ASIA/PACIFIC: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 8.4 China

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        1. 8.4.1 China: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.4.2 China: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 8.5 Japan

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        1. 8.5.1 Japan: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.5.2 Japan: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | JAPAN: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 8.6 South Korea

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        1. 8.6.1 South Korea: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.6.2 South Korea: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 8.7 India

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        1. 8.7.1 India: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.7.2 India: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | INDIA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 8.8 Singapore

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        1. 8.8.1 Singapore: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | SINGAPORE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.8.2 Singapore: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | SINGAPORE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 8.9 Taiwan

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        1. 8.9.1 Taiwan: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.9.2 Taiwan: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 8.10 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 8.10.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 8.10.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Central & South America

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        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.1.3 Central & South America: Suppliers & Market Share

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          1. CHART VIII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

        4. 9.1.4 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | BRAZIL: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.1.5 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.2.3 Eastern Europe: Suppliers & Market Share

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          1. CHART VIII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

        4. 9.2.4 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | RUSSIA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.2.5 Poland

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          1. Table | POLAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | POLAND: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 9.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Macroeconomic Environment

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Hydrogen Demand

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Suppliers & Market Share

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          1. CHART VIII-3 AFRICA/MIDEAST: MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

        4. 9.3.4 Saudi Arabia

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          1. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 9.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

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          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR HYDROGEN

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: HYDROGEN DEMAND BY MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 General

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        1. Table | MERCHANT HYDROGEN SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 10.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD MERCHANT HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 10.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 10.5 Supply Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED SUPPLY AGREEMENTS

      6. 10.6 Distribution

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        1. 10.6.1 On-Site & Pipeline Distribution

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        2. 10.6.2 Liquid & Compressed Gas Distribution

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      7. 10.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 10.7.1 Air Liquide Group

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        2. 10.7.2 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

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        3. 10.7.3 Airgas Incorporated

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        4. 10.7.4 Iwatani International Corporation

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        5. 10.7.5 Linde Group

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        6. 10.7.6 Messer Group GmbH

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        7. 10.7.7 Praxair Incorporated

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        8. 10.7.8 Showa Denko KK

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        9. 10.7.9 Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

          $179.00

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