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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the phase one winners of the Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize, a $2.6 million competition to foster innovative concepts for producing clean hydrogen. .
The world is demanding clean, renewable hydrogen made in a carbon-neutral way, but we’re not there yet. We must find a way to support our energy needs with clean, renewable resources. Batteries, wind, and solar currently play a necessary part. But the real long-term solution to expanding renewable energy is green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is produced without fossil fuels.
Reaching Mars is an immense challenge, as the planet’s surface is littered with crashed and defunct spacecraft. But returning from the Red Planet? That requires hurdling another obstacle: harvesting rocket fuel.
Three power plants planned in New York, Virginia, and Ohio will test whether hydrogen can one day replace natural gas in electric generation. Green hydrogen — produced by stripping the gas from water using electrolyzers powered by wind and solar — is seen as key to eliminating carbon emissions from the industrial sector that now relies on natural gas as both a fuel source and a feedstock. Other electric generators are also exploring integrating green hydrogen into their power production in an effort to slash emissions as more states set renewable-energy mandates.