Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To establish an R&D, demonstration, commercialization, and deployment program to improve the efficiency, increase the durability, and reduce the cost of producing clean hydrogen using electrolyzers.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible uses include (1) the demonstration of technologies that produce clean hydrogen using electrolyzers; and (2) the validation of information on the cost, efficiency, durability, and feasibility of commercial deployment.

Decarbonization Considerations

Hydrogen is a potential substitute for carbon-based fuels. Developing clean, effective electrolysis methods are critical for production. Municipalities and local leaders can partner to create regional hydrogen clusters, working in tandem with grant-eligible private entities.

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$1,000,000,000 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected 4th quarter 2022

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