Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group consists of multiple federal agencies that exchange information about hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and demonstration projects and collaborate on related activities.
Representatives from the participating agencies meet regularly to share research results, technical expertise, and lessons learned about program implementation, technology development, and deployment. They also coordinate interagency programs and activities related to safe, economical, and environmentally sound hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Federal agencies participating in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group are listed below. Visit agency websites to find out more about their hydrogen and fuel cell activities.
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Transportation
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- National Science Foundation
- United States Postal Service
DOE Issues Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office R&D FY 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement
On Dec. 10 DOE announced $33 million in funding to support innovative hydrogen and fuel cell R&D, infrastructure supply chain development and validation, and cost analysis activities. For more information on FOA topics and application requirements, view the full FOA.
For more information on upcoming events and news, visit the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office website.
Interagency Action Plan
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Action Plan is an integrated plan for coordinating U.S. federal agency efforts to research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group collaboratively developed the action plan and intends it to be goal-setting in nature. The plan does not try to mandate funding to specific agencies or activities. Rather, it is a guide to what the power of collaborative work across the federal government can achieve in growing a clean energy economy.
About the Working Group
DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy coordinates the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group activities, including monthly meetings where participating federal agencies provide program updates and identify opportunities for collaboration.
The Energy Policy Act (2005), Title VIII on Hydrogen, requires the creation of an interagency task force to work toward:
- Development of fuel infrastructure for hydrogen and hydrogen-carrier fuels
- Fuel cells use in government and other applications such as distributed power generation, transportation, utilities, portable
- Uniform hydrogen codes, standards, and safety protocols, and vehicle hydrogen fuel system integrity safety performance.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group and opportunities for collaboration.