Providing the Science and Engineering to Accelerate the Deployment of Clean and Efficient Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies.

About the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Program

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for vehicle, stationary, and portable poser applications are critical for realizing  a clean and secure energy future.

Sandia’s Hydrogen Program supports the nation’s energy strategy-helping to diversify America’s energy Sector and reduce our dependence on foreign oil through the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Recent Accomplishments

AGA_Toyata_9_14_report_coverSandia, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies offices (within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EERE), recently released “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.”

Hydrogen Projects

Developing and characterizing high-performance, hydrogen containment materials that cost less than conventional high-Ni alloys.

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Facilitating the safe use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by understanding and mitigating risk.
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Reducing hydrogen infrastructure investment risk with cutting-edge R&D to lower cost and improve performance.
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Understanding the chemical and physical transformations occurring in materials used to convert solar energy into hydrogen and develop and test novel reactor concepts at relevant scales.
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Through its market transformation efforts, Sandia seeks to accelerate the commercialization and promote the early adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
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Hydrogen and fuel cell systems enable dramatic reductions in both GHG emissions and foreign oil dependence.
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Christopher San Marchi
Manager, Hydrogen and Combustion Technologies
Phone: (925) 294-4880

Rachel Wallace
Partnerships and Business Development
Phone: (925) 294-4896

Area of Expertise

World Leaders in Materials and Components Compatibility

Accelerating Deployments with Quantitative Risk Assessments

Developing Reliable, Low-Cost Hydrogen Infrastructure

Working with Industry to Accelerate New Markets