Clean hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel source that can be produced from a variety of energy resources, including natural gas and biomass as well as renewables like solar and wind. These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for electricity generation and industrial applications, such as in buildings and manufacturing. Hydrogen has many potential uses, including marine, aviation, cars, trucking, trains, to heating homes and powering businesses, ports, and ferries–all with clean, reliable energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Shot initiative, launched in 2021, seeks to reduce the cost of producing clean hydrogen from $5 per kilogram to $1 by 2030, via improvements in both technology and manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Energy is launching major clean hydrogen initiatives of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: $8 billion for Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs that will create jobs to expand use of clean hydrogen in the industrial sector and beyond; $1 billion for a Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program to reduce costs of hydrogen produced from clean electricity; and $500 million for Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling Initiatives to support equipment manufacturing and strong domestic supply chains.