The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program (H2Hubs) includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America. Part of a larger $8 billion hydrogen hub program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the H2Hubs will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy, like heavy industries (steel and cement production) and heavy-duty transportation. Learn more.
$7,000,000,000 in Funding
With $7,000,000,000 in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the H2Hubs will be a central driver in helping communities across the country benefit from clean energy investments, good-paying jobs, and improved energy security.
Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement – DE-FOA-0002779 $7 billion, issued September 2022
- Learn about the projects selected for award negotiations and read the press release, announced October 2023.
- Learn more about H2Hubs local engagement opportunities here, scheduled for October / November 2023.
- Watch the H2Hubs Applicant Informational Webinar, held on January 2023.
- Learn more about the H2Hubs Encourage/Discourage Notifications and FAQs, notified December 2022.
- Download the Community Benefits Plan Guidance, published October 2022.
- Download the Funding Opportunity Announcement, issued September 2022.
- Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement Press Release, issued September 2022.
- View program details on the Funding Notice page, published September 2022.
Clean Hydrogen Hubs Demand-Side Support – DE-FOA-003187 Up to $1 billion, issued July 2023
- Download the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Demand-Side Support Request for Proposal (RFP), issued September 2023.
- Read the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Demand-side Support RFP OCED News Alert, issued September 2023.
- Watch the H2Hubs Demand-side Support Video Update and view the Support Update Video Slides, issued July 2023.
- View the Demand-side Support Notice of Intent to issue up to $1 billion to support the development of Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, issued July 2023.
- Read the H2Hubs Demand-side Support Notice of Intent Press Release, issued July 2023.
- Read The Economics of Demand-Side Support for the Department of Energy’s Clean Hydrogen Hubs, an issue brief from the White House, published July 2023.
The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs will create networks of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure to accelerate the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier that can deliver or store tremendous amounts of energy.
Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems. The H2Hubs will enable this pathway by demonstrating low-carbon intensity and economically viable hydrogen-based energy ecosystems that can replace existing carbon-intensive processes.
The production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen, including innovative uses in the industrial sector, are crucial to DOE’s strategy for achieving our nation’s climate goal of a 100% clean electrical grid by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Eligible applicants include individuals, institutions of higher education, for-profit and non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and tribal nations. Download the full funding opportunity for more information on eligibility.
Projects eligible for funding through the H2Hubs Program must demonstrate the following.
- Production of clean hydrogen
- Processing of clean hydrogen
- Delivery of clean hydrogen
- Storage of clean hydrogen
- End-use of clean hydrogen
- View the OCED Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Factsheet.
- Learn more about H2Hubs local engagement opportunities and register to attend a virtual community briefing here.
- Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Office
- The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) focuses on research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across multiple sectors enabling innovation, a strong domestic economy, and a clean, equitable energy future.
- What are Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs?
- H2 Matchmaker
- H2 Matchmaker is an online information resource to assist hydrogen suppliers and users with self-identifying collaborators and opportunities to expand development toward realizing regional hydrogen hubs.
- H2Hubs Contact
- For more information on the H2Hubs and H2 Demand-Side Initiative, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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