Jun 6, 2023
The New Jersey Fuel Cell Task Force's report emphasizes the potential of fuel cells in advancing New Jersey's clean energy goals, highlighting their alignment with the 2019 Energy Master Plan and the Pathway to 2050 objectives. The state's strategic position and robust R&D capacity make it a key player in the Northeast Regional Hydrogen Hub initiative, aiming to establish a regional clean hydrogen hub.
The report titled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Towards Clean Energy Goals" was developed by the New Jersey Fuel Cell Task Force and aims to promote the use of fuel cells in New Jersey. Established on June 19, 2020, the Task Force's objective is to increase the usage of fuel cells in the state, support the growth of fuel cell businesses, and develop a strategy for infrastructure supporting fuel cells. The report emphasizes that fuel cell systems can significantly contribute to New Jersey's 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP) goals and the Pathway to 2050 objectives. Fuel cells produce electricity using the chemical energy of hydrogen, emitting only water and heat as byproducts. The report also highlights the Northeast Regional Hydrogen Hub initiative, which sees a coalition of Northeast states, including New Jersey, proposing a regional clean hydrogen hub. New Jersey's strategic position as a logistics and transportation hub, combined with its robust research and development capacity, makes it an ideal partner in this endeavor. The state's hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain had contributed approximately $54 million to the region's economy in 2016. The report also underscores the potential of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in reducing emissions and the state's commitment to clean transportation.
Read the report here: