Renewable Hydrogen Potential from Biogas in the United States

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This analysis updates and expands upon previous biogas studies to include total potential and net availability of methane in raw biogas with respect to competing demands and includes a resource assessment of four sources of biogas: (1) wastewater treatment plants, including domestic and a new assessment of industrial sources; (2) landfills; (3) animal manure; and (4) a new assessment of industrial, institutional, and commercial sources. The results of the biogas resource assessment are used to estimate the potential production of renewable hydrogen from biogas as well as the fuel cell electric vehicles that the produced hydrogen might support.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-60283


  • anaerobic digestion
  • biogas
  • fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVS)
  • hydrogen
  • renewable hydrogen production
  • resource assessment


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