President’s Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Includes Fuel Cells
The New Jersey Fuel Cell Coalition will be phased out over 2023 as other organizations ramp up hydrogen and fuel cell activities in the state, particularly the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and the NJ Fuel Cell Task Force. The NJFCC website will remain active through 2023 to share related news. It has been an honor to work toward clean energy goals with the hydrogen/fuel cell community and other clean energy advocates.

President’s Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Includes Fuel Cells

President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan commits $2 trillion to help build a modern, sustainable infrastructure based on clean energy technologies–including renewable hydrogen–by driving innovation and dramatic cost reductions. A Climate Innovation Working Group will be created within the National Climate Task Force to help launch the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C). The working group will coordinate Federal Government efforts to promote the development of affordable, innovative technologies that can help the Nation achieve the President’s goal of net zero economy-wide emissions by 2050, while also protecting the American people from the adverse impacts of climate change. One of the commitments of the Climate Innovation Working Group is expected to be carbon-free hydrogen.  Other key commitments include: 

  • Zero net carbon buildings at zero net cost, including carbon-neutral construction materials
  • Energy storage at one-tenth the cost of today’s alternatives
  • Advanced energy system management tools to plan for and operate a grid powered by zero-carbon power plants
  • Very low-cost, zero carbon on road vehicles and transit systems
  • New, sustainable fuels for aircraft and ships, as well as improvements in broader aircraft and ship efficiency and transportation management
  • Affordable refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps made without refrigerants that warm the planet
  • Carbon-free heat and industrial processes that capture emissions for making steel, concrete, chemicals, and other important industrial products
  • Innovative soil management, plant biologies, and agricultural techniques to remove carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground
  • Direct air capture systems and retrofits to existing industrial and power plant exhausts to capture carbon dioxide and use it to make alternative products or permanently sequester it deep underground