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Hydrogen consumption breakdown in the U.S. 2020, by sector

The refining sector accounts for the greatest share of hydrogen consumption in the United States. As of 2020, it made up close to 60 percent of total hydrogen demand. Hydrogen is used mainly as a feedstock within the manufacturing and chemicals industry, however it holds great potential as a source for transportation fuels, energy generation, and energy storage as well. By 2050, transportation fuels could become the most common end use for hydrogen in the U.S..

Distribution of hydrogen consumption in the United States in 2020, by sector*

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October 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Annual hydrogen consumption of 11.4 million metric tons.
Figures may not sum up due to rounding.

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