The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for its hydrogen research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities.
A coordinated departmental effort, the program hopes to advance affordable production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen across different sectors of the economy.
DOE’s Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Electricity, Science and the Advances Research Projects Agency-Energy are also involved in the program.
“Hydrogen is an exciting fuel source that has the potential to integrate our nation’s energy resources, but to fully recognise its potential across the economy, we need to lower costs and see a significant increase in hydrogen supply and demand,” said Dan Brouillette, US Secretary of Energy.
“This administration is excited by the department-wide efforts and collaborations outlined in this Plan that will address these issues and help secure hydrogen as an option in the nation’s energy future.”
“For decades, DOE has supported the development of technologies to complement the production of hydrogen fuel from our traditional sources,” Mark Menezes, Deputy Secretary of Energy added.
“The RD&D activities outlined in the Plan will contribute to this important DOE-wide effort to support our all-of-the-above energy strategy.”