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April 19, 2004

DOE and Brazil to Cooperate on Hydrogen Energy Research

U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Dilma Rousseff announced on April 19th a collaborative effort to advance hydrogen energy research, development, and deployment activities. A joint team of U.S. and Brazilian officials and experts will launch the collaboration by developing a hydrogen energy technology roadmap for Brazil. This roadmap will examine possible pathways for future hydrogen production, storage, transfer, end-use technologies, safety codes and standards, and outreach efforts. See the DOE press release.

The United States and Brazil are two of the founding members of the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy (IPHE), an organization to coordinate hydrogen research and technology development among the United States, the European Commission, and 14 other countries, including Brazil. See the IPHE Web site.