Just released! DOE - BIL -Notice of Intent Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling.”
The activities to be funded under this FOA support Sec. 40314 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL), which amended Title VIII of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 to include a new section 815, “Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling” and a new section 816, “Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program.” Through these provisions, the BIL will invest $500 million for the development of manufacturing and recycling of clean hydrogen technologies, and $1 billion for electrolyzer development for the five (5) year period encompassing Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022 through 2026.
This FOA will be an integrable part of the programs developed under these provisions. In addition to this FOA (which includes up to $750M of the total $1.5B), other activities included in the programs will include funding for national laboratories, Small Business Innovative Research projects, Prizes, and additional FOAs or other funding mechanisms. These activities will support the broader government-wide approach to accelerate progress in clean hydrogen technologies and maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice.
Specifically, the BIL Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling FOA will support the following objectives:
• Reduce the cost of clean hydrogen produced using electrolyzers to less than $2 per kilogram by 20268
• Advance new manufacturing technologies and techniques for clean hydrogen production and use equipment, specifically for electrolyzer and fuel cell technologies
• Research, develop, and demonstrate innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of clean hydrogen technologies
Areas of Interest:
This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the nearterm. All the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.
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