US Department of Energy launches hydrogen initiative

Author: Ruth Liao

2021/06/10

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information (RFI) for viable hydrogen demonstration, including specific locations, that would help lower the cost of hydrogen.

Responses are due by 7 July. The RFI covers hydrogen initiatives in production, resources and infrastructure, as well as other environmental and social justice efforts.

The announcement issued on 7 June was made as part of a federal initiative to lower the cost of hydrogen down to $1/kilogram within a decade. Currently, hydrogen from renewable energy costs about $5/kilogram, according to the DOE.

The DOE’s hydrogen programme also was holding its virtual annual merit review and peer evaluation meeting from 7-11 June, where DOE-funded hydrogen and fuel cell projects were presented and reviewed for their merit.