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DOE Releases Hydrogen Program Plan

Nov. 17, 2020
Plan to provide strategic framework for department's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration activities.

  • Hydrogen Program to advance affordable production, transport, storage, use of hydrogen across the economy.
  • Plan serves as an overarching document to set strategic direction of the Hydrogen Program. 
  • RD&D activities outlined in plan to help secure hydrogen as an option in the nation's energy future.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the department's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities.

The DOE Hydrogen Program is a coordinated departmental effort to advance the affordable production, transport, storage, and use of hydrogen across different sectors of the economy. The plan involves participation from the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Electricity, Science, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy.

"Hydrogen is an exciting fuel source that has the potential to integrate our nation's energy resources, but to fully recognize its potential across the economy, we need to lower costs and see a significant increase in hydrogen supply and demand," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. "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."

The plan serves as an overarching document to set the strategic direction of the Hydrogen Program, and to complement the technical and programmatic multiyear plans from each DOE office engaging in hydrogen RD&D activities.

"For decades, the DOE has supported the development of technologies to complement the production of hydrogen fuel from our traditional sources," said Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes. "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."

The Hydrogen Program Plan reinforces the DOE's commitment to develop technologies that can enable hydrogen expansion in the United States, and highlights the importance of collaboration both within the DOE and with stakeholders in industry, academia, and the states to achieve that goal.

For more information about the DOE Hydrogen Program Plan, visit here.

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