The Department of Energy will award up to $47 million in funding to research projects aimed at advancing the development of technologies designed to produce hydrogen with zero or near-zero carbon emissions at affordable prices.
DOE said the funding program will select projects that will focus on improving hydrogen infrastructure, mitigating costs and boosting the performance of hydrogen fuel cells.
“This funding will advance cutting-edge research and drive down technology costs to help unlock the full potential of clean hydrogen energy—providing another valuable resource to combat the climate crisis while creating economic opportunities in communities across the country,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
According to the department, the initiative will support an Energy Earthshot effort that seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen to $1 per 1 kilogram within a decade.
The program will also focus on the delivery of durable fuel cell technologies for heavy-duty trucks to prevent tailpipe emissions.