The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002529 regarding the DOE’s Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative to enable low cost, clean hydrogen at scale. Energy Earthshots being launched by DOE look beyond incremental advances and aim, instead, at the game-changing breakthroughs that will secure American leadership in enabling net-zero carbon technologies and address the climate crisis through the build-up of a clean and equitable energy future for all. The information being sought is intended to assist DOE’s Hydrogen Program in further defining the scope and priorities of its initiatives to accelerate the production, storage, delivery, and end use of clean, affordable hydrogen in the United States. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on viable hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, as well as science and innovation, that enable clean and affordable hydrogen production, infrastructure and end use to reduce emissions, create jobs, provide benefits to disadvantaged communities, and enable a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications.
Responses to the RFI must be received by July 7, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.