DOE Releases Long-Term Hydrogen Plan

March 18, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

The US Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC) released its "Hydrogen Posture Plan," a document that outlines the activities, milestones and deliverables that the DOE plans to pursue to support America's shift to a hydrogen-based transportation energy system. The plan identifies milestones for technology development over the next decade, leading up to a commercialization decision by industry in 2015.

"This plan supports President Bush's vision of a hydrogen economy and includes timelines that provide clear and scientific measures to track and demonstrate progress," stated Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. "If we achieve our technical objectives, the automotive and energy industries will be in a position to begin to mass market availability of both vehicles and refueling infrastructure by 2020."