The Macro-System Model (MSM) enables analysts to perform cross-cutting analyses and simulations related to hydrogen technologies and systems. This model supports U.S. Department of Energy decisions regarding programmatic investments, focus of funding, and research milestones.
Check out Hydrogen Pathways for an example of how the MSM provides a clearer understanding of costs, energy use, and emissions for hydrogen fuel cell options.
The MSM simulates cost, energy use, and emissions of the entire hydrogen system (including feedstock, conversion, infrastructure, and vehicles). This model:
- Performs rapid, cross-cutting analysis through a single model by linking existing applicable models.
- Improves consistency of technology representation.
- Allows for consistent use of hydrogen models without requiring all users to be experts in all models.
Macro-System Model Version 1.3 operates as a central hub to guarantee consistency in simulations that involve multiple models. It links models, a database, and analysis tools.
- Fuel Cell Power Model
- Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET; versions 1 and 2)
- H2A Production
- H2A Delivery Scenario Analysis Model (HDSAM)
- Hydrogen Demand and Resource Analysis (HyDRA)
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