The U.S. government has released a framework for accelerating the production, processing, delivery, storage, and use of clean hydrogen. The U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap is designed to help the country achieve a carbon-free grid by 2035 and a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. The roadmap offers users a view of current hydrogen production, transport, storage strategies as well as a vision of clean hydrogen use in the future. The document claims that the U.S. could produce 10 million metric tonnes (MMT) of clean hydrogen annually by 2030 and 50 MMT annually by 2050. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), implementing a hydrogen energy plan has the potential to add 100,000 new direct and indirect jobs by 2030.
In a recent quote, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, “Accelerating the deployment of hydrogen is key to achieving President Biden’s vision for an affordable, secure clean energy future. That’s why DOE worked alongside our federal partners to develop the U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap that will lay the foundation for a strong and productive partnership between the public and private sectors and will guide government and industry to realize the full potential of this incredibly versatile energy resource.”