Editor’s note: Hydrogen as a transport fuel is still on DoD’s mind and that’s good for the wind industry because H2 will most likely be electrolyzed from water, and that will require electrical power, some from wind. This brief article comes from Law firm Mintz Leven Cohn and was authored by David Leiter and Sarah Litke.
The Department of Energy announced a $1 million investment in February to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive ways to produce and transport hydrogen fuel. The project, led by Strategic Analysis, will identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources and supports the agency’s larger goal to achieve $2 to $4/gge (gasoline gallon equivalent) of hydrogen fuel by 2020.
In July of 2012, The Department of Energy announced a $2.4 million investment to collect and analyze performance data for hydrogen fueling stations and advanced refueling components. Five projects in California, Illinois, and Connecticut will track the performance and technical progress of innovative refueling systems at planned or existing hydrogen fueling stations to find ways to reduce costs and improve operation.
Mintz Leven Cohn