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Program Plans, Roadmaps, and Vision Documents

Find program plans, roadmaps, and vision documents for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program as well as plans that describe hydrogen and fuel cell activities of the DOE program offices.

Program Plans

These program plans describe the strategy, activities, and plans of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

The Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (September 2011)
This current plan outlines the strategy, activities, and plans of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program. It describes the program's activities, the specific obstacles addressed, the strategies employed, key milestones, and future plans for each sub-program and the program as a whole. This plan updates and expands upon previous editions of the Hydrogen Posture Plan and reflects extensive input from stakeholders and the public. The program revises the plan periodically to reflect technological progress, programmatic changes, policy decisions, and updates based on external reviews.

Hydrogen Posture Plan (December 2006)
This earlier plan outlines hydrogen and fuel cell activities at DOE and the U.S. Department of Transportation with a focus on DOE's planned activities, milestones, and deliverables that will support America's shift to a hydrogen-based transportation energy system. The Hydrogen Posture Plan points out that the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier can enhance energy security while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Plans of the Program Offices

These plans highlight hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and demonstration activities by the offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, and Science.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Multi-Year Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan (updated in 2012)

Office of Fossil Energy

Hydrogen from Coal Program Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan (September 2009)

Office of Science

Basic Research Needs for the Hydrogen Economy (February 2004)

Roadmaps and Vision Documents

These roadmaps and vision documents provide direction for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

The National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap (November 2002)
This roadmap provides a blueprint for the coordinated, long-term, public and private efforts required for hydrogen energy development.

A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy—to 2030 and Beyond (February 2002)
This document outlines a common vision of the potential role of hydrogen in our nation’s energy economy.