The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering have announced their intent to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition.
Focusing on the Midwestern states, Argonne and the University of Illinois hope the coalition will encourage communication and collaboration among members of the hydrogen and fuel cell research community.
“With the coalition, we want to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells – to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth – so we can enable their adoption in the Midwest region,” said Ted Krause, Argonne’s Fuel Cell Laboratory Programme Manager.
Researchers from the two institutions have been collaborating over the past year to promote collaborative research and development activities in fuel cell and hydrogen research.
The new coalition supports the DOE’s [email protected] initiative to enable affordable large-scale hydrogen production, storage, transport and utilisation across multiple sectors.