Energy Earthshots initiative targets clean hydrogenS. Himmelstein | June 08, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant and affordable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first focus of the program is the Hydrogen Shot, which aims to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1/kg in one decade.
As part of the program, the agency has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on viable hydrogen demonstrations, including specific locations, that can help lower the cost of hydrogen and reduce carbon emissions. Feedback is sought from industry, investors, developers, academia, research laboratories, government agencies and other stakeholders on potential hydrogen demonstration projects and their associated locations, including potentially ideal locations in the U.S.
Topics in the RFI include:
- Hydrogen production, resources and infrastructure
- End users for hydrogen based on specific regions, cost and value propositions
- Greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions reduction potential
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, jobs and environmental justice
- Science and innovation needs and challenges
Responses are due July 7, 2021, by 5 p.m.