The Department of Energy has made it possible for H2 hubs to get money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) is now accepting applications for its $7 billion programme to fund the development and installation of H2Hubs across the country.
The H2 hubs are expected to be at the centre of the effort to get the country off carbon.
The H2Hubs are a part of a larger $8 billion programme to build hydrogen hubs. This programme is paid for by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. They are thought to be key to getting the US clean-hydrogen economy going. It is meant to be a key factor in getting communities all over the country to invest in clean energy, which will bring well-paid jobs and better energy security. At the same time, it will help achieve President Biden’s goal of a net-zero carbon economy by the year 2050.
Jennifer M. Granholm, the US Secretary of Energy, said, “These H2Hubs are a once-in-a-generation chance to lay the groundwork for the clean hydrogen future that President Biden is building—one that will help our economy, protect the environment, and improve our health.” ” This national hydrogen strategy, which was made with the help of America’s best scientists, engineers, community organisers, and businesspeople, will help us speed up the development and deployment of technologies that will help us realise the full potential of clean hydrogen energy for generations to come.
A variety of renewable and nuclear energy sources will power a clean hydrogen economy.
H2 can be used as a fuel in a lot of different ways, and it can be made with electricity from sources that don’t release greenhouse gases and are close to home. These include wind and solar power, as well as a nuclear power. It can also be made from methane, as long as the carbon dioxide that is released is captured, used, or stored.
Even though this last method still emits 5-15 per cent of carbon, it is frequently regarded as a good way to reduce carbon emissions while renewable energy sources are being developed.
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