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DOE Announces $64 Million in Hydrogen Research Projects
DOE announced on May 25th the selection of 70 hydrogen research and development projects that will receive $64 million in funding from the DOE Office of Science over the next three years. The projects will tackle five main research areas: materials for hydrogen storage; membranes for fuel cells and for separating hydrogen from other gases and purifying it; nanoscale catalysts for hydrogen production, storage, and use; production of hydrogen from solar energy; and hydrogen production processes that mimic or make use of biological processes that generate hydrogen. More than 50 research organizations in 25 states are participating in the projects, including industrial research laboratories, academic institutions, and DOE national laboratories. See the DOE press release and the full list of awardees (PDF 23 KB) on the DOE Office of Science Web site. Download Acrobat Reader.
The 70 projects are part of a portfolio of basic and applied research, technology development, and learning demonstration projects that will significantly advance the President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative, which aims to make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and refueling stations available, practical, and affordable for U.S. consumers by 2020. For more information, see the DOE Hydrogen Program Web site.
President Bush marked the occasion by touring a Shell hydrogen fueling station in Washington, D.C. The President called hydrogen "the wave of the future" and noted that the United States leads the world in hydrogen research. See the White House press release.