As part of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) established clean hydrogen initiatives to accelerate domestic production, deployment, and use of clean hydrogen. The allocation of USD 9.5 billion will fund Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program, and Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling Programs.
- USD 8 billion is being provided to develop at least four Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs with the aim of creating jobs and expanding the use of clean hydrogen in the industrial sector;
- USD 1 billion is allocated for the Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program intended to reduce the cost of hydrogen produced from clean electricity; and
- USD 500 million will fund Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling Initiatives to support domestic clean hydrogen supply chains.
On 15th February 2022, the DoE announced two Requests for Information (RFI) to collect feedback from stakeholders to inform them of the implementation and design of the Hubs and Programs.