The Department of Energy (DOE) just released its new Hydrogen Program Plan, outlining the strategic framework for researching and implementing hydrogen energy technologies. The program is designed to advance affordable production, transportation, storage, and use of hydrogen by different economic sectors and industries. It forms part of a cross departmental initiative with the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Electricity, Science, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Hydrogen can integrate the U.S energy resources effectively and shape a path to a cleaner future. Some uses of Hydrogen include electricity, fuels, chemical production, and other industry-specific applications. Adapting to use this kind of energy presents overwhelming benefits to the environment, and society. However, cost reductions and increases in the supply and demand of hydrogen are necessary for adoption and recognition of its potential. An important part of the plan is to further develop hydrogen production technologies from byproducts of fossil resources, biomass/waste, and H2O splitting.
More detailed information on the Hydrogen Program Plan can be found here.