1. Modernize the Scope of Research and Development
A new hydrogen research and development statute is needed to broaden the scope of the DOE into other high impact areas, including hydrogen production, hydrogen transportation, and uses outside of the transportation sector such as industrial feedstocks and clean heat for industry.
2. Focus on Near-term Success
Offices should direct their focus and funds to the technologies that will enable the greatest, near-term impact on decarbonization and jumpstart other hydrogen applications. For production, that means carbon capture retrofits for existing production facilities and reducing the cost of electrolysis. On the application side, that means greatly expanding the scope of hydrogen use beyond transportation to include industrial applications and the production of low-emission fuels.
Port Arthur – Hydrogen Production with Carbon Capture
Source: American Institute of Chemical Engineers2