U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Roadmap on Manufacturing R&D for the Hydrogen Economy Available for Public Comment

January 24, 2006

The U.S. Department of Energy maps the path to a hydrogen-powered future in its Roadmap on Manufacturing R&D for the Hydrogen Economy.  The draft roadmap, which is open for public comment until April 24, 2006, is designed to guide research and development in hydrogen manufacturing processes.

The roadmap identifies critical challenges facing the manufacture of hydrogen systems today, with a focus on fuel cell, production, delivery and storage technologies. New R&D will play a pivotal role in developing the needed manufacturing processes and supplier chains to move the nation towards a hydrogen energy economy.