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

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen Production R&D Activities

An important advantage to using hydrogen as an energy carrier is that it can be produced from a variety of abundant and domestic resources. DOE is evaluating and supporting the development of multiple production pathways that result in zero or near-zero greenhouse gas emissions. To meet initial lower volume needs with the least capital investment, near-term research is focused on distributed production from natural gas or renewable liquid fuel reforming and small-scale water electrolysis. Other production pathways, such as photolytic and high-temperature thermochemical technologies, for example, require long-term research.

The following resources provide details about DOE-funded hydrogen production research.

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