HydroGEN Overview: A Consortium on Advanced Water Splitting Materials

Huyen Dinh, Shaun Alia, Bryan Pivovar, Joel Ager, Fracesca Toma, Adam Weber, Dong Ding, Qian Zhang, Anthony McDaniel, Sean Bishop, Tadashi Ogitsu, Brandon Wood

Research output: NRELPresentation


HydroGEN is a multi-lab consortium focused on early-stage R&D in H2 production, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO). The consortium advances research and development (R&D) of innovative materials for advanced water splitting (AWS) technologies to enable clean, sustainable and low-cost ($1/kg H2) hydrogen production and fosters cross-cutting innovation using theory-guided applied materials R&D to advance all emerging water-splitting pathways for hydrogen production. HydroGEN is focused on low technology readiness level AWS technologies, including low- (alkaline exchanged membrane electrolysis) and high-temperature electrolysis (proton-conducting solid oxide electrolysis), photoelectrochecmical (PEC) and solar thermochemical (STCH) water splitting. This presentation will provide an overview of the HydroGEN EMN and technical highlights of a few lab-led and FOA-awarded R&D projects. HydroGEN continues to grow its community of industry, university, and national laboratories, forming a national innovation ecosystem focused on renewable hydrogen production.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages88
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), 5-8 June 2023, Arlington, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5900-86214


  • advanced water splitting materials
  • AEM
  • annual merit review
  • AWSM
  • clean hydrogen
  • electrolysis
  • HTE
  • HydroGEN
  • hydrogen shot
  • LTE
  • PEC
  • PEM
  • photoelectrochemical
  • SOEC
  • solar thermochemical
  • STCH
  • water splitting


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