The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315. This initial proposal establishes a target of 4.0 kgCO2e/kgH2 for lifecycle (i.e., "well-to-gate") greenhouse emissions associated with hydrogen production, accounting for multiple requirements within the BIL provision as well as incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act. 

In this draft guidance, DOE seeks stakeholder comment on its proposal to implement CHPS, as required by statute. Comments are requested by October 20, 2022, and can be sent via email to Cleanh2standard@ee.doe.gov