“Hydrogen is great and we are very excited about it, but I don’t think we’re going to realise its potential without real collaborative efforts,” Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the US Department of Energy (DOE) told Green Hydrogen Visions for the West Conference attendees today (17th Nov).
The first keynote of the day, Simmons discussed the departments hydrogen and fuel cell efforts, including its Hydrogen Program Plan it launched last week to provide a strategic framework for its hydrogen research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities.
Read more: DOE releases Hydrogen Program Plan
Addressing the audience, Simmons asked the question, why hydrogen? Answering his own question, he stated, “We are very excited about hydrogen and we believe that hydrogen has a lot of potential in terms of transportation, as well as in the electricity sector, and it’s an opportunity to bring all of these things together, but we have a lot of work to do.”
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