Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Collaborations
NREL leads and participates in multiple hydrogen and fuel cell science and technology collaborations, including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives, national lab R&D consortia, and other external research collaborations.
U.S. Department of Energy Initiatives
NREL research advances the vision and goals of these DOE initiatives.
H2@Scale brings together stakeholders to advance affordable hydrogen production, transport, storage, and utilization to enable decarbonization and revenue opportunities across multiple sectors.
National Lab Consortia
NREL leads and participates in lab-led consortia to coordinate national laboratory research and development activities and serve as a resource for universities and industry.
ElectroCat: Electrocatalysis Consortium accelerates development of platinum-group-metal-free electrocatalysts for next-generation fuel cells and electrolyzers.
H2NEW: Hydrogen from Next-generation Electrolyzers of Water focuses on making large-scale electrolyzers, which produce hydrogen from electricity and water, more durable, efficient, and affordable.
HyBlend: Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas Pipelines addresses technical barriers to blending hydrogen in natural gas pipelines.
HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium addresses water-splitting materials challenges for photoelectrochemical, solar thermochemical, and advanced electrolytic hydrogen production.
HyMARC: Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium develops materials-based solutions for clean, low-cost hydrogen storage.
Other External Collaborations
As part of a roll-to-roll manufacturing multilab collaboration, NREL researchers are accelerating roll-to-roll materials manufacturing for a broad range of energy-, water-, and industry-related technologies to lower costs and improve efficiency.