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

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Systems Analysis

Resource Analysis

Resource Analysis determines the quantity and location of resources needed to produce hydrogen. Additionally, resource analysis quantifies the cost of the resources, as a function of the amount that can be available for hydrogen production. While often associated with renewable resources, resource analysis is also suitable for fossil resources and existing production facilities. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling is often used to portray and analyze resource data. GIS can also represent the spatial relationship between resources, production facilities, transportation infrastructures, and hydrogen demand centers.