Can green hydrogen eventually compete with coal, oil and gas in this region? How to secure the capital needed to make green hydrogen succeed? The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan, ACWA Power and Air Products signed a strategic framework agreement to develop hydrogen research programmes and projects. Will Uzbekistan be entering the market soon? The German developer Svevind has gained government backing for 45GW of renewables and 30GW of electrolysers in western and central Kazakhstan. If built, it would become the world’s largest green hydrogen facility. Does Kazakhstan have all the factors to accomplish the ambitious project? Leading technologies for a hydrogen-based energy transition.