Invest in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy

Our ETF provides straightforward exposure to the zero-carbon future.

Why Invest in Hydrogen?

As governments commit to decarbonising their economies by 2050, they’re betting on hydrogen as a key energy source.

VanEck Vectors Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF (ISIN: IE00BMDH1538) gives investors the following advantages:

  • Exposure to a major new economic opportunity
  • Poised for rapid growth1
  • Trend backed by governments in Europe and elsewhere2
  • Active adjustment to new hydrogen economy companies
  • Low-cost way to invest
  • Risk diversification

Note that the hydrogen economy is still developing. Many technical hurdles remain to be overcome. There are no guarantees.

1Source: McKinsey: Hydrogen, the next wave for electric vehicles?
2Source: 20x40 GW Green Hydrogen Initiative.

What is Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is the world’s most abundant gas. “Green” hydrogen can be made using renewable energy and then used to power heavy transport and other sectors. Often it’s already in use or development.

Hydrogen Production

Source: VanEck.

Applications Across Industries

There are many innovative hydrogen initiatives already live or in development.

Explaining our Hydrogen ETF

You can access the innovative companies building tomorrow’s hydrogen ecosystem. At this early stage they earn at least 25% of revenues from hydrogen, with the potential to earn 50%. The hydrogen stock index behind the ETF is reviewed every quarter, keeping track of the fast-evolving hydrogen economy.

It includes these parts of the ecosystem:

At least 20 countries representing 70% of global GDP plan to use hydrogen for decarbonisation.3 Pure-play hydrogen stocks include Nikola, Plug Power, Ballard Power System, Nel, Powercell Sweden, ITM Power, AFC Energy.

3Hydrogen: Rising fast in the global energy mix. Edison. As of December 2020.

Risk: Investors should consider risks before investing. See dedicated risk factors section on this website.

VanEck Vectors Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF

The ETF invests in hydrogen stocks of the global hydrogen segment.


  • Pioneers of the hydrogen economy
  • Diversifies your risk across companies and sectors
  • Global investment universe
  • Low annual costs (0.55% all in)

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

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Main Risk Factors


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