National Center for Hydrogen Technology®(NCHT®)
Hydrogen will likely become the primary energy carrier in the future. However, utilization
of hydrogen as fuel for fuel cells, turbines, and internal combustion engines will
require significant technology and infrastructure development. The challenges in
advancing toward a hydrogen economy include both developing and improving individual
components and also integrating and testing various modules together as a complete
hydrogen system, from production through utilization.
The EERC has a long history of developing, testing, and integrating modular technologies
for the production and utilization of hydrogen and is the National Center for Hydrogen
). Specifically, the EERC has unique, world-class experience in
the production of hydrogen from both fossil and renewable fuels, gas separation
and purification through conventional and advanced methods, development of on-demand
hydrogen fueling systems, and utilization of the hydrogen via direct combustion
and in fuel cells.