The growth of the hydrogen economy is anticipated to play a crucial role in global decarbonization efforts. The movement towards a low-carbon, hydrogen economy presents the need for a new class of atmospheric hydrogen sensing technologies.

Hydrogen does not act as a direct greenhouse gas in the atmosphere since it does not absorb infrared light. However, hydrogen is considered an indirect greenhouse gas due to its ability to extend the lifetime of other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as methane.

The goal of H2SENSE is to support the development of innovative approaches for hydrogen gas detection and quantification across the hydrogen supply chain. Cost-effective, accurate measurements of hydrogen gas will facilitate detection for discovery and mitigation of emissions to maximize the climate and economic benefits of hydrogen production.

Program Director(s):

Dr. Robert Ledoux