U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced on Tuesday that a selection of 28 projects would be supported by a total of $38 million for early-stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Perry said that as an energy carrier, hydrogen could help unite all of our nation’s abundant fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy resources.
"It is part of the Department’s diverse energy portfolio focused on providing affordable, reliable energy to American families and businesses," he added.
According to the statement, selections for this investment focus on key early-stage technical challenges related to non-precious metal catalysts, fuel cell membranes, reversible fuel cells, and electrolyzers to produce hydrogen, as well as innovative concepts to improve efficiency and lower costs of hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure.
By Gulsen Cagatay