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What is Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is an alternative fuel that can be produced from diverse domestic resources. Hydrogen is stored in water, hydrocarbons (such as methane), and other organic matter. Steam forming, which involves combining high-temperature steam with natural gas to extract hydrogen, accounts for the majority of hydrogen produced in the United States. Hydrogen can also be produced through electrolysis using water.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Powering fuel cells in zero-emission vehicles

Hydrogen as an alternative transportation fuel can be used to power fuel cells in zero-emission vehicles. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are available in limited quantities in the domestic consumer market.


A fuel cell coupled with an electric motor is two to three times more efficient than an internal combustion engine running on gasoline. 

California leads the nation in hydrogen fueling infrastructure for FCEVs, though other states are seeing an increase in private fueling stations to support heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fleets. 

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office 

HFTO focuses on research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across multiple sectors enabling innovation, a strong economy, and a clean, equitable energy.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group

This working group consists of multiple federal agencies that exchange information about hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and demonstration projects and collaborate on related activities.

Hydrogen Analysis Resource Center

The Hydrogen Analysis Resource Center (HyARC) provides wel-documented, reliable data for use in evaluating hydrogen-related technologies. This data can serve as the basis for calculations, modeling, and other analytical activities.

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