Hydrogen Infrastructure Project Launches in USA

14 May 2013

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After months of rumour and speculation surrounding the formation of a hydrogen infrastructure project in the USA, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has finally confirmed the launch of H2USA. The public-private partnership brings together the hydrogen and fuel cell industries, along with automakers, government agencies and gas suppliers to advance the development of a hydrogen infrastructure in the USA.

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson said “Fuel cell technologies are an important part of an all-of-the-above approach to diversify America’s transportation sector, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase our competitiveness in the global market. By bringing together key stakeholders from across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen industry, the H2USA partnership will help advance affordable fuel cell electric vehicles that save consumers money and give drivers more options.”

The development of shale gas reserves in the USA has already contributed to lower electricity and transportation costs and is expected to be a driver for the production of cheap hydrogen. H2USA will bring together the necessary experts to identify and solve key infrastructure challenges, including leveraging low cost natural gas resources.

Current members of H2USA include the American Gas Association, Association of Global Automakers, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Hyundai Motor America, ITM Power, Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nissan North America Research and Development, Proton OnSite, and Toyota Motor North America.

  

Source: US DOE.


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