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DOE Opens $7 Billion Funding Opportunity for Regional Hydrogen Hubs

DOE Opens $7 Billion Funding Opportunity for Regional Hydrogen Hubs

As part of the U.S. commitments announced during the Global Clean Energy Action Forum last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has opened applications for a $7 billion program to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country. The H2Hubs are part of a larger $8 billion hydrogen hub program funded through last year’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be a central driver in helping communities across the country benefit from clean energy investments and improved energy security – all while supporting the goal of a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
 
The H2Hubs will be one of the largest investments in DOE history. Managed by DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations with support from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, six to ten hubs could be created for a combined total of up to $7 billion in federal funding. Concept papers are due by November 7, 2022, and full applications are due by April 7, 2023. Additional funding opportunities may follow to accelerate and expand the network of clean hydrogen projects.
 
As part of the Department’s commitment to accelerating the national deployment of clean hydrogen fuel, DOE also released a draft of the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap for public feedback. The Roadmap provides a comprehensive overview of the potential for hydrogen production, transport, storage, and use in the United States and outlines how clean hydrogen can contribute to national decarbonization and economic development goals. A final version of the strategy and roadmap will be released in the coming months and updated at least every three years.
 
This historic funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is complemented by new incentives in the recently enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act for clean hydrogen produced with prevailing wages and apprenticeship requirements.
 
For more information on the Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity, visit here.
 
To view the draft National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, visit here.
 

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