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DOE opens $7B hydrogen hub funding opportunity, issues draft production standard

By District Energy posted 09-23-2022 15:31


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The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $7 billion in funding to develop at least a half dozen regional clean hydrogen hubs across the country. Alongside the funding opportunity announcement, the agency issued guidance for a draft production standard for qualifying clean hydrogen projects.

DOE’s hydrogen hub program calls for the development of six to 10 hubs funded through the bipartisan infrastructure law. Concept papers are due Nov. 7, and DOE said full applications are due April 7, 2023. Additional funding opportunities “may follow to accelerate and expand the network of clean hydrogen projects,” the agency said.

The funding opportunity is part of a larger $8 billion investment the federal government is making to develop hydrogen hubs. 

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