Program Plans, Roadmaps, and Vision Documents
Find program plans, roadmaps, and strategy documents for the DOE Hydrogen Program as well as plans that describe hydrogen and fuel cell activities of the DOE program offices.
Roadmap and Strategy Documents
These roadmaps and strategy documents provide direction for the DOE Hydrogen Program.
U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap (June 2023)
The U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap explores opportunities for clean hydrogen to contribute to national decarbonization goals across multiple sectors of the economy. It provides a snapshot of hydrogen production, transport, storage, and use in the United States today and presents a strategic framework for achieving large-scale production and use of clean hydrogen, examining scenarios for 2030, 2040, and 2050.
Hydrogen Program Plan
This program plan describes the strategy, activities, and plans of the DOE Hydrogen Program.
The Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Plan (November 2020)
The DOE Hydrogen Program Plan provides a strategic view of how the Department conducts and coordinates hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities under the DOE Hydrogen Program. With participation from the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Electricity, Science, and ARPA-E, the DOE Hydrogen Program is a coordinated Departmental effort to advance the affordable production, transport, storage, and use of carbon-neutral hydrogen across different sectors of the economy. This version of the Plan updates and expands upon previous versions, including the Hydrogen Posture Plan and the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan, and provides a coordinated high-level summary of hydrogen-related activities across DOE.
Plans and Roadmaps of the Program Offices
These documents highlight hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and demonstration activities by participating program offices.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of Fossil Energy
Hydrogen Strategy: Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy (July 2020)
Office of Nuclear Energy
Integrated Energy Systems: 2020 Roadmap (September 2020)
Office of Science
Past Program Plans and Roadmaps
Below are links to historical plans and past roadmaps and vision documents issued by DOE and its program offices.
The Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (September 2011)
This 2011 plan outlines the strategy, activities, and plans of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program. It describes the program's activities, the specific obstacles addressed, the strategies employed, key milestones, and future plans for each sub-program and the program as a whole.
Hydrogen Posture Plan (December 2006)
This 2006 plan outlines hydrogen and fuel cell activities at DOE and the U.S. Department of Transportation with a focus on DOE's planned activities, milestones, and deliverables that will support America's shift to a hydrogen-based transportation energy system.
Basic Research Needs for the Hydrogen Economy (February 2004)
The National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap (November 2002)
This roadmap provides a blueprint for the coordinated, long-term, public and private efforts required for hydrogen energy development.
A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy—to 2030 and Beyond (February 2002)
This document outlines a common vision of the potential role of hydrogen in our nation’s energy economy.