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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office releases multi-year program plan

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) published its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), a detailed strategy and planning document that will help guide clean hydrogen innovation and research in the coming years.

The MYPP sets forth HFTO’s mission, goals, and strategic approach relative to broader DOE and national clean energy priorities.

The MYPP is aligned with the strategy and goals of the US National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, and reflects the higher-level DOE strategy and goals laid out in the DOE Hydrogen Program Plan. Building off these foundations, the MYPP provides an assessment of the challenges that still must be overcome to realize large-scale adoption of clean hydrogen and a detailed, integrated plan for all RD&D and crosscutting activities conducted by HFTO, which includes:

  • Assessments of the current state of key metrics (e.g., electrolyzer capital cost).

  • Technical targets related to each of those key metrics.

  • Detailed plans for activities to meet those targets.

The MYPP serves as an operational guide and a valuable resource to communicate HFTO’s priorities and RD&D activities to stakeholders and the public. It provides an overview of HFTO’s priority areas and relevant pathways for RD&D critical to advancing and de-risking technologies primed to accelerate the emergence of the clean hydrogen economy.

Specific targets outlined in the MYPP include the following examples:

  • Clean hydrogen production cost of $2 per kilogram by 2026 and $1 per kilogram by 2031.

  • Electrolyzer system cost of $250 per kilowatt (low-temperature electrolyzers) and $500 per kilowatt (high-temperature electrolyzers) by 2026.

  • Dispensed hydrogen cost for heavy-duty vehicles of $7 per kilogram by 2028.

  • Fuel cell system cost for heavy-duty transportation of $80 per kilowatt by 2030.


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