US offers $39m for hydrogen research projects

Anticipated research and development topics include materials and components to reduce cost and station footprint

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The US Government has announced up to $39 million (£28m) in available funding to support research and development (R&D) of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The investment aims to address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and hydrogen fuel production, delivery and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure.

Anticipated R&D topics include materials and components to reduce cost and station footprint and innovative concepts for reversible fuel cells or direct liquid fuel cells.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said: “As one component of DOE’s portfolio, hydrogen and fuel cells can enable affordable and reliable energy that enhances economic growth and energy security.”

Work recently started on what is expected to be the world’s largest hydrogen pilot facility in Austria.

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