The Biden-Harris Administration is targeting low-cost hydrogen production as part of its newly launched Climate Innovation Working Group.
President Biden made the announcement on Friday (11th Feb), fulfilling his promise to accelerate research and development investments.
Helping coordinate and strengthen federal government-wide efforts, the group will foster affordable technologies that can help the US achieve the President’s goal of net zero economy-wide emissions by 2050.
Backing the efforts, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $100m in funding via the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support transformational low-carbon energy technologies.
Commenting on the launch, Kei Koizumi, Acting Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said “Today is an important day for tackling the climate crisis through cutting-edge science, technology, and innovation.”
“The Office of Science and Technology Policy is ready to help turbocharge climate-related innovation, and we look forward to engaging with scientists, engineers, students, and innovators all across America to build a future in which not only jobs and economic benefits but also opportunities to participate in climate innovation are shared equitably by all Americans.”
Did you miss this?
Last month H2 View spoke exclusively with Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) on Biden’s hydrogen-related plans.
Markowitz spoke to H2 View about what the President’s ambition goals for a Clean Energy Revolution will mean for the hydrogen industry, the opportunities that could come from this and how the FCHEA hopes to help build a cleaner, green future.
Catch the full interview here.