Analysis of National Hydrogen Supply Chain Scenarios

Active Project
Analysis of National Hydrogen Supply Chain Scenarios

Focus Areas: 

  • Managed Resources
  • Energy Transition
  • Regional Analysis
  • North America

Sponsor: National Petroleum Council (via MIT Energy Initiative)

Duration: 1 year

Abstract: This project will provide systems-level insights about the cost and performance parameters that low-carbon hydrogen technology must deliver to become a substantial contributor to decarbonization at the national scale. We will assess the role of hydrogen technology in a portfolio of mitigation options as a basis for strategies to advance the low- carbon hydrogen option. We will collaborate with MIT Energy Initiative researchers to enhance a multi-level platform, Sustainable Energy System Analysis Modelling Environment (SESAME), to explore the impacts of relevant technological, operational, temporal and geospatial characteristics of the energy system and various low-carbon hydrogen integration options. We will use a national energy-economic model (USREP) to examine long-term scenarios to estimate the importance of factors influencing hydrogen energy deployment and its role in decarbonizing the energy system and the economy.

Funding Sources

Project Leaders

Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program