JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Hydrogen supply chain architecture for bottom-up energy systems models. Part 2: Techno-economic inputs for hydrogen production pathways

Abstract: 
This article is the second paper of a serial study on hydrogen energy system modelling. In the first study, we proposed a stylized hydrogen supply chain architecture and its pathways for the representation of hydrogen systems in bottom-up energy system models. In this current paper, we aim to present and assess techno-economic inputs and bandwidths for a hydrogen production module in bottom-up energy system models. After briefly summarizing the current technological status for each production method, we introduce the parameters and associated input data that are required for the representation of hydrogenproduction technologies in energy system modelling activities. This input data is described both as numeric values and trend line modes that can be employed in large or small energy system models. Hydrogen production technologies should be complemented with hydrogen storage and delivery pathways to fully understand the system integration. In this context, we will propose techno-economic inputs and technological background information for hydrogen delivery pathways in later work, as the final paper of this serial study.