Hydrogen Production

This map shows the production of hydrogen compatible with reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 in five-year increments. Interactive features show hydrogen production further broken down into production from electrolysis (green hydrogen), bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (also green hydrogen), and gas reformation with carbon capture (blue hydrogen).

Today, the U.S. only produces hydrogen through gas reformation (grey hydrogen), mainly in Texas and Louisiana, to provide feedstocks for the chemical and petroleum refinery industries. As we approach 2050, almost all hydrogen produced from gas reformation includes the use of carbon capture. We also see significant new green hydrogen production either using wind capacity in the Midwest to produce hydrogen through electrolysis or from the use of biomass in the South and Midwest.