U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Systems Analysis

Delivery Analysis

Delivery Analysis identifies the most economic options for delivering hydrogen, and provides a foundation for additional research on alternative storage and transportation options. Additionally, delivery analysis provides crucial information to technology feasibility analysis, in determining the optimal production capacities and locations. Delivery analyses will be conducted to determine the most promising technologies, as inputs to other technical elements of the Program. One planned study will evaluate and compare the respective benefits of transmitting energy from distributed resources as electricity over existing or expanded grid infrastructures, as hydrogen via pipeline, or as a liquid energy carrier to point-of-need reformers.

Some of the delivery analyses completed to date include: