The Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy was yesterday formally launched to showcase how the states can expand its global energy leadership.
Launched by a coalition of major oil & gas, power, automotive, fuel cell and hydrogen companies, the road map stresses the versatility of hydrogen as an enabler of the renewable energy system.
Without a doubt, the US is already immersed in the world of hydrogen. At present, it boasts more than half of the world’s fuel cell vehicles, 25,000 fuel cell material handling vehicles, more than 8,000 small scale fuel systems in 40 states, and more than 550 MW or large-scale fuel cell power installed or planned.
But as the roadmap lays out, there is still a long way to go and if the right actions are taken now, a competitive hydrogen industry can meet 14% of US energy demand by 2050.
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