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Title: Final Report: Hydrogen Production Pathways Cost Analysis (2013 – 2016)

Abstract

This report summarizes work conducted under a three year Department of Energy (DOE) funded project to Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SA) to analyze multiple hydrogen (H 2) production technologies and project their corresponding levelized production cost of H 2. The analysis was conducted using the H2A Hydrogen Analysis Tool developed by the DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The project was led by SA but conducted in close collaboration with the NREL and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). In-depth techno-economic analysis (TEA) of five different H 2 production methods was conducted. These TEAs developed projections for capital costs, fuel/feedstock usage, energy usage, indirect capital costs, land usage, labor requirements, and other parameters, for each H 2 production pathway, and use the resulting cost and system parameters as inputs into the H2A discounted cash flow model to project the production cost of H 2 ($/kgH 2). Five technologies were analyzed as part of the project and are summarized in this report: Proton Exchange Membrane technology (PEM), High temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell technology (SOEC), Dark fermentation of biomass for H 2 production, H 2 production via Monolithic Piston-Type Reactors with rapid swing reforming and regeneration reactions, and Reformer-Electrolyzer-Purifier (REP) technology developed bymore » Fuel Cell Energy, Inc. (FCE).« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Strategic Analysis Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Strategic Analysis Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
Contributing Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1346418
Report Number(s):
DOE-StrategicAnalysis-6231-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; hydrogen production; technoeconomic analysis (TEA); cost estimation; hydrogen cost; proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis; solid oxide electrolysis; fermentation; monolithic piston-type reactor; reformer-electrolyzer-purifier (REP)

Citation Formats

James, Brian David, DeSantis, Daniel Allan, and Saur, Genevieve. Final Report: Hydrogen Production Pathways Cost Analysis (2013 – 2016). United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1346418.
James, Brian David, DeSantis, Daniel Allan, & Saur, Genevieve. Final Report: Hydrogen Production Pathways Cost Analysis (2013 – 2016). United States. doi:10.2172/1346418.
James, Brian David, DeSantis, Daniel Allan, and Saur, Genevieve. Fri . "Final Report: Hydrogen Production Pathways Cost Analysis (2013 – 2016)". United States. doi:10.2172/1346418. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1346418.
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abstractNote = {This report summarizes work conducted under a three year Department of Energy (DOE) funded project to Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SA) to analyze multiple hydrogen (H2) production technologies and project their corresponding levelized production cost of H2. The analysis was conducted using the H2A Hydrogen Analysis Tool developed by the DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The project was led by SA but conducted in close collaboration with the NREL and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). In-depth techno-economic analysis (TEA) of five different H2 production methods was conducted. These TEAs developed projections for capital costs, fuel/feedstock usage, energy usage, indirect capital costs, land usage, labor requirements, and other parameters, for each H2 production pathway, and use the resulting cost and system parameters as inputs into the H2A discounted cash flow model to project the production cost of H2 ($/kgH2). Five technologies were analyzed as part of the project and are summarized in this report: Proton Exchange Membrane technology (PEM), High temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell technology (SOEC), Dark fermentation of biomass for H2 production, H2 production via Monolithic Piston-Type Reactors with rapid swing reforming and regeneration reactions, and Reformer-Electrolyzer-Purifier (REP) technology developed by Fuel Cell Energy, Inc. (FCE).},
doi = {10.2172/1346418},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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