Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

Resource Assessment for Hydrogen Production

The technical potential of hydrogen production from fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy resources is presented. Updated maps describe the geographical distribution of hydrogen production potential from renewable energy resources. The results conclude that the technical resource availability of domestic energy resources is sufficient to meet an additional 10 MMT of hydrogen demand in 2040, without placing significant pressure on existing resources.

While this level of hydrogen demand could result in a significant increase in renewable energy consumption in particular, the technical potential of each resource is estimated to be sufficient to meet the demand.  Future research, to enable the large-scale integration of hydrogen in the U.S. energy and other sectors, will include analyzing the geographic distribution of resources in relation to hydrogen demand for a variety of applications.


https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy20osti/77198.pdf