The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue a new funding opportunity announcement for studies on how to streamline regional clean hydrogen deployments.
The effort aims to reduce clean hydrogen costs, create jobs and address environmental challenges as the Biden administration seeks to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, DOE said Friday.
The department believes co-locating clean hydrogen in specific regions can help the government meet hydrogen-related goals.
The FOA's supported projects will assess hydrogen producers, consumers and infrastructure to determine how clean hydrogen deployments would impact regions environmentally, socially and economically.
DOE announced its intent to issue the FOA as part of the weeklong Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day celebration. The announcement also serves as a response to feedback from DOE's Hydrogen Program request for information and the first Hydrogen Shot Summit.