The goal of the Geologic Hydrogen (H2) Exploratory Topics is to focus the attention of the scientific and technical community on developing and demonstrating technologies that can lead to the lowest cost and lowest environmental impact production of hydrogen fuel from the subsurface.

Engineering the production of subsurface hydrogen could potentially unlock substantial resources for clean energy and lead to the decarbonization of our most challenging industries. The technologies targeted in Exploratory Topic G pertain to methods for stimulating the generation of hydrogen within the subsurface, such as enhanced serpentinization or other hydrogen generating processes, as well as modeling and characterization methods focused on predicting or monitoring yield of these stimulation methods. Exploratory Topic H focuses on demonstrating methods for identifying, managing, and monitoring hydrogen reservoirs, as well as assessing the risk of hydrogen reservoir development.

Program Director(s):

Dr. Douglas Wicks