US puts carbon focus in $9.5bn going to hydrogen

December 16, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration intends to set a high bar for the carbon-intensity of hydrogen produced from natural gas, as it decides how to spends billions of dollars the US Congress has appropriated with the goal of making “clean” hydrogen a reality.

The US Energy Department is tasked with spending $1.9bn/yr over the next five fiscal years to kick-start a “clean hydrogen economy” under the bipartisan infrastructure law that Biden signed last month. Biden administration officials say funding needs to align with a congressional goal to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of hydrogen, compared to the conventional method of producing hydrogen through steam methane reforming.

Read more here.

Related News


New Mexico to boost clean energy economy with Hydrogen Hub Development Act

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the introduction of House Bill 4, the Hydrogen Hub Development Act,...


Bill Expanding Utility Production, Sale of Hydrogen Passes House Committee

A bill in the [Washington State] Legislature that would expand the ability of public utilities to produce, sell...


Carbon capture, hydrogen projects gain funding from Wyoming agency

The Wyoming Energy Authority and Energy Resources Council recommended funding requests for carbon capture utilization and storage projects...