Hydrogen End-Use

This map shows the end-use of hydrogen compatible with reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 in five year increments. Interactive features show hydrogen end-use further broken down into end-use of bulk chemicals, domestic shipping, freight rail, heavy duty trucks, international shipping, medium duty trucks, and other industries.

As the innovation and production of hydrogen increases, so does the opportunity to use hydrogen across sectors, especially hard-to-decarbonize subsectors. We currently use hydrogen exclusively for bulk chemicals and that end-use will continue in the clean energy economy. The other significant end-use of hydrogen as we reach net-zero emissions is heavy duty trucks. Hydrogen is also used in other modes of transportation and parts of industry, all across the country. One implication of this will be the need for alternative fueling stations along major highways as well as the deployment of additional transport and storage facilities for hydrogen.