Friday, February 9, 2018

USA: Opportunities for the Geothermal Energy Industry to Produce Hydrogen Fuel?

There Are 39 Publicly Available Hydrogen Fueling Stations in the United States (DOE)

Yesterday we reported on a project to pilot the commercial production of hydrogen using renewable geothermal energy in New Zealand.

I thought it would be interesting to look at opportunities for the geothermal energy industry to help produce this increasingly popular fuel elsewhere. A recent survey from the U.S. Department of Energy listed current Hydrogen Fueling Stations in the USA.

As of January 25, 2018, there are 39 publicly available hydrogen stations for fueling fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the United States—35 in California, 2 in South Carolina, and 2 in the Northeast. Another 29 public stations in California and 5 in the Northeast are planned.

Most of the hydrogen stations are located in the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas very close to the important geothermal fields of The Geysers and by the Salton Sea.

Could this be an opportunity for the geothermal energy industry?