Department of Energy

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

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Fuel cells produce electricity from a number of domestic fuels, including hydrogen and renewables, and can provide power for virtually any application -- from cars and buses to commercial buildings. The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) focuses on applied research, development, and innovation to advance hydrogen and fuel cells for transportation and diverse applications enabling energy security, resiliency, and a strong domestic economy in emerging technologies.

Fuel Cells

Fuel cells can be used in a wide range of applications, including transportation, material handling and stationary, portable, and emergency backup power. 

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Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to generate power using a chemical reaction rather than combustion, producing only water and heat as byproducts. It can be used in cars, in houses, for portable power, and in many more applications.

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Increase Your H2IQ

Find educational resources about hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell technologies. 

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Hydrogen Fueling Station Tour
Tour a hydrogen fueling station demonstration facility. 
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