The US Department of Energy (DOE) will push forward 18 projects that support the [email protected] vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use, with $64m in Fiscal Year 2020 funding.
Projects that receive the funding will enter into the next round of research, development and demonstration activities under [email protected]’s multi-year initiative to fully realise hydrogen’s benefits.
“Hydrogen has the potential to integrate our nation’s domestic energy resources, add value in industrial and energy-intensive sectors, and broaden technology choices for medium- and heavy-duty transportation,” said US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.
“These projects will bring us closer to realising hydrogen’s full potential for a resilient, flexible and affordable energy system for all Americans.”
Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Reliable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), the investment will spur demonstrations of large-scale hydrogen utilisation at ports and data centres and across industrial sectors like steel making,
The projects will also feature collaborations with EERE’s Advancing Manufacturing Office on manufacturing reliable and affordable electrolysers and with EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office on developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fibre for hydrogen storage tanks.