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Hydrogen and the Chemical Industry 

Hydrogen is a molecule with a diverse set of energy applications. Hydrogen plays a critical role in advancing a comprehensive energy portfolio for the United States. The use of hydrogen resources can promote energy security and resilience, as well as provide value and economic benefits for diverse applications across multiple sectors of the economy.

Today, most hydrogen is derived from natural gas or coal, primarily for industrial use in oil refining or the production of ammonia and other chemicals. With continued advances in production technologies and expansion of supporting infrastructure, hydrogen has tremendous potential as lower-emission fuel or feedstock in many industrial, transportation and energy applications.  Various forecasts predict that lower-emissions hydrogen could account for between 6 and 15 percent of emissions reductions, and up to 12 percent of global primary energy demand by 2050.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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