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DOE Selects Consortium to Bolster Demand for Regional Hydrogen Hubs

January 18, 2024

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a consortium that will work to foster demand for commercial clean hydrogen at seven regional hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs), which the agency in October 2023 selected to receive $7 billion in federal funding.

The Hydrogen Demand Initiative (H2DI) consortium will be tasked with designing and implementing demand-side support mechanisms, which will seek to stimulate hydrogen demand and unlock “market potential” for the H2Hubs, the DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) said on Jan. 17.

The effort is part of a DOE initiative announced in July 2023 that dedicates federal investments of up to $1 billion to foster hydrogen demand-side initiatives. “Hydrogen projects affiliated with the H2Hubs will be eligible to qualify for demand-side support under this initiative,” it noted.

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