WHO IS WORKING ON HYDROGEN?
A wide array of organizations are working on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including: Utility Companies; Government Agencies; Non-Profits; Education Institutions; Auto, Bus, and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Manufacturers; AND Providers of Components, Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, Tanks and Storage.
In addition to the various DOE offices involved with hydrogen - such as the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and the Fuel Cell Technologies Office - these DOE National Laboratories perform hydrogen and fuel cell R&D:
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- National Energy Technology Laboratory
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratories
HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE (HFTO)
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) conducts comprehensive efforts to overcome the technological, economic, and institutional barriers associated with the development of hydrogen and fuel cells. HFTO is aligned with the strategic vision and goals of the DOE. One may visit the following links, for more insight into key HFTO program areas.
- Hydrogen Production
- Hydrogen Delivery
- Hydrogen Storage
- Fuel Cells
- Technology Validation
- Manufacturing Research and Development
- Safety, Codes and Standards
- Market Transformation
- Systems Analysis
HFTO 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 while also collaborating on related activities. Federal agencies participating in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group are bulleted below.
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Transportation
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- National Science Foundation
- United States Postal Service
HFTO 2020 Webinars
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) webinars held or to be held in 2022 are linked below; spotlighting a variety of efforts, sources, R&D activities and more, related to hydrogen and fuel cell areas of interest.
- H2IQ Hour: GREET Model for Hydrogen Life Cycle Emissions
- H2IQ Hour: Concentrated Solar Power as a Pathway for Electrolytic Hydrogen Production
- H2IQ Hour: Design and Operation of Metallic Pipelines for Service in Hydrogen and Blends
- H2IQ Hour: Overview of DOE Requests for Information Supporting Hydrogen BIL Provisions, and Environmental Justice Priorities
OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PLAYERS
California is the hub of hydrogen energy development in the United States. The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is a membership-based trade association that represents and advocates for a wide array of public and private organizations working in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, including: utility companies; government agencies; non-profits; education institutions; auto manufacturers; bus and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers; and suppliers of components, fuel cells, electrolyzers, tanks, and storage. CHBC is comprised of over 100 companies, agencies and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen.  So, for an overview of the many public and private entities working in the hydrogen and fuel cell space, a good place to start is with the CHBC Membership Profiles webpage. Click here to learn more about CHBC. Other states also have hydrogen councils/networks, including the Colorado Hydrogen Network.
Midwest hydrogen industry participants can be found at page iv here.
Hydrogen Council identifies the following international hydrogen ecosystem stakeholders, per their 2019 source graphic below.
Source: Hydrogen Council, 2019
Updated June 2022 by Erin Bennett