The race is on for the US economy.
In August 2020, the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association released a hydrogen report, in which leaders from Air Liquide, NEL Hydrogen, Plug Power, Shell, Chevron, Daimler, Hyundai, Toyota, and Microsoft identified their perspectives on research needs. The report defines the ambitions and technical challenges of hydrogen energy.
The Hydrogen Ambition
- Economic growth driver
- Leadership opportunities for the US
- Significant decarbonizing tool
Ongoing research at The University of Texas (UT) addresses nearly all of the identified technical challenges. Governments and industry are investing in hydrogen energy, and UT has the capabilities to drive the hydrogen ambition.
H2@UT: A research cluster at The University of Texas at Austin with the mission to help enable a hydrogen economy.
Hydrogen Economy Promises
- New Jobs
- Transportation fuel from water, wind, and solar
- Reduced emissions
- Higher efficiency
Meeting the Promise Requires
- Government policies
Educated students are needed to convert emerging technology into a growing economy.
UT is an Academic Leader in Comprehensive Hydrogen R&D and Education
- Improved materials
- Better technology
- Engineering data
- Techno-economic analysis
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a first-class public institution conducting high-impact research.
- #7 – Top U.S. Public Universities – Center for World University Rankings
- #32 – Best Global Universities – US News & World Report
- $683M Research Expenditures (2018)
- 786 Patents Since 2008
The Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE) is the number one engineering program in Texas, and has been a global leader in technology advancement and engineering education for over a century.
- 10th Best Engineering Program in the World – Academic Ranking of World Universities
- 15 Undergrad and Grad Programs Ranked in the Top 10 – US News & World Report
- 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Professor John B. Goodenough
- 4 National Medal Winners
The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) is one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments and the world’s largest academic geosciences community.
- 7th in Earth Sciences Overall – US News & World Report
- 1st in Geology – US News & World Report
- 6th in Geophysics & Seismology – US News & World Report
- 3rd in Geology Worldwide – 2017 Center for World University Rankings
The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is one of the largest colleges of science in the United States, with a community of more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 700 faculty members.
- 12 Undergrad and Grad Programs Ranked in the Top 10 – US News & World Report
- 22 Members of the National Academies
- 3 Wolf Prize Winners, including the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics – Professor Allan H. MacDonald
- 15 World-Class Centers and Institutes
The Energy Institute (EI) connects the resources of UT’s top-ranked programs – including engineering, business, geosciences, natural sciences, architecture, law and public affairs – to catalyze bold innovation around key energy challenges.
The Energy Institute is fueling a sustainable energy transition, bringing together the expertise of over 350 energy-related faculty and researchers and over 30 energy centers and programs at UT, while supporting strategic collaboration with partners in government and industry.