Hydrogen Program

HYDROGEN PROGRAM

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Fuel cell hybrid
vehicle program

Hydrogen
fueling stations

Hydrogen
generation research

Education
and outreach


Autothermal Cyclic Reformer

Electrolyzer and Reversible Fuel Cell


High Temperature Fuel Cell

Advanced Central Power Plants


Hydrogen Generation Research

To learn more about these systems click on the links above.

The two main types of hydrogen generation systems are electrolyzers (water + electricity = hydrogen + oxygen) and reformers (hydrocarbon + heat = hydrogen + carbon dioxide).  Electrolyzers can use electricity from non-renewable sources (coal, oil, natural gas) or renewable sources (solar, biomass, biofuels). Reformers can use non-renewable (coal, oil, natural gas) or renewable sources (biomass, biofuel).

Hydrogen production and distribution methods in today's hydrogen market (source: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.)
Hydrogen production and distribution methods in today's
hydrogen market (source: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.)

NFCRC is conducting research on novel hydrogen generation systems.  Click on the links above to learn more.

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