​​​​​For cooperatives that are exploring technologies to mitigate their fossil fuel-fired power plants’ environmental impact, one possible option may be the use of hydrogen as a generating fuel. As interest in the use of hydrogen for low- or zero-emission power generation grows, various groups have initiated research, development and demonstration projects – and the bipartisan infrastructure bill provides significant funding for regional hydrogen hubs where RD&D programs can be conducted.

This Surveillance article – the second of a two-part series – provides an overview of some of the hydrogen R&D projects planned or underway and looks at economics of hydrogen and perspectives on the future of hydrogen.