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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office has the lead organizational role for the DOE Hydrogen Program. It is responsible for directing and integrating activities in hydrogen production, storage, and delivery with transportation and stationary fuel cell activities, and other end uses, across DOE. The program conducts its research, development, and validation activities through interrelated program activities.

  • Hydrogen Production— Production of hydrogen from domestic resources minimizing environmental impacts

  • Hydrogen Delivery— Distribution of hydrogen from centralized or distributed sites of production

  • Hydrogen Storage— Storage of hydrogen (or its precursors) on vehicles within the distribution system

  • Fuel Cells— Conversion of hydrogen to electrical or thermal power; use of hydrogen to power vehicles, for auxiliary power units for vehicles, and stationary and portable applications

  • Technology Validation— Technical validation of systems in real-world environments

  • Manufacturing— Research and development of processes and technologies that will reduce the costs of manufacturing

  • Safety, Codes & Standards— Safety assurance and facilitation of the development of model codes and standards for domestic and international production, distribution, storage, and utilization of hydrogen

  • Education— Education of key target audiences—including teachers and students, state and local governments, safety and code officials, and the public—about the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells

  • Market Transformation— Identification of strategic opportunities to grow early markets and direct assistance in the deployment of commercial and near-commercial systems

  • Systems Analysis— Understanding the complex interactions between components, system costs, energy efficiency, environmental impacts, societal impacts and system trade-offs

For more information, refer to the Multi-Year Research, Development and Demonstration Plan for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Program Contacts:

  • Sunita Satyapal
    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy
    Washington, DC 20585
  • EERE Points of Contact