Make Hydrogen Happen

The U.S. Dept. of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan releases the HFTO Multi-Year Program Plan


The Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s (HFTO’s) mission, goals, and strategic approach relative to broader clean energy priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Aligned with the priorities in the U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, the MYPP identifies the challenges that must be overcome to realize the full potential of clean hydrogen and fuel cells and explains how HFTO’s research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities will help to overcome those challenges in the near-, mid-, and longer-term.


The MYPP serves as an operational guide and a valuable resource to communicate HFTO’s priorities and RD&D activities to stakeholders and the public. It provides an overview of HFTO’s priority areas—and relevant pathways—for RD&D critical to advancing and de-risking technologies primed to accelerate the emergence of the clean hydrogen economy. 

Specific targets outlined in the MYPP include the following examples: 

  • Clean hydrogen production cost of $2 per kilogram by 2026 and $1 per kilogram by 2031. 
  • Electrolyzer system cost of $250 per kilowatt (low-temperature electrolyzers) and $500 per kilowatt (high-temperature electrolyzers) by 2026.
  • Dispensed hydrogen cost for heavy-duty vehicles of $7 per kilogram by 2028.
  • Fuel cell system cost for heavy-duty transportation of $80 per kilowatt by 2030.

[Read more about the report and download it on the HFTO website]