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US – $750 Million Funding Selections for Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling Activities under … – Hydrogen Central

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US – $750 Million Funding Selections for Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling Activities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $750 million in funding for 52 projects across 24 states to dramatically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce American leadership in the growing hydrogen industry. These projects will advance electrolysis technologies and improve manufacturing and recycling capabilities for clean hydrogen systems and components.

This announcement represents the first phase of implementation of two provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which authorizes $1 billion for research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen produced via electrolysis and $500 million for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of improved processes and technologies for manufacturing and recycling clean hydrogen systems and materials. These projects will directly produce more than 1,500 new jobs, along with thousands of additional jobs indirectly generated through regional economic activity. Additionally, these projects will provide support to 32 disadvantaged communities.

Together with the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs), tax incentives in the President’s historic Inflation Reduction Act, and ongoing research, development, and demonstration in the DOE Hydrogen Program, these investments will help DOE achieve its ambitious Hydrogen Shot goal of reducing the cost of producing clean hydrogen to $1 per kilogram. These projects will also support the long-term viability of the H2Hubs and other emerging commercial-scale deployments by helping to solve the underlying technical barriers to cost reduction that can’t be overcome by scale alone.

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Location of Selections

Topic Areas

Award and cost share amounts are subject to change pending negotiations.

The selected projects fall into six topic areas, which directly support the national clean hydrogen strategy—as laid out in the U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap—which includes an emphasis on cost reduction, manufacturing, supply chains, and domestic jobs.

Topic 1: Low-Cost, High-Throughput Electrolyzer Manufacturing
Number of projects: 8
Award amount: $316 million
Selected projects will conduct RD&D to enable greater economies of scale through electrolyzer manufacturing innovations, including automated manufacturing processes; design for processability and scale-up; advanced quality control methods; reduced critical mineral loadings; and design for end-of-life recovery and recyclability.

Topic 2: Electrolyzer Component and Supply Chain Development
Number of projects: 10
Award amount: $81 million
Selected projects will support the U.S. supply chain manufacturing and development needs of key electrolyzer components, including catalysts, membranes, and porous transport layers.

Topic 3: Advanced Technology and Component Development
Number of projects: 18
Award amount: $72 million
Selected projects will demonstrate novel materials, components, and designs for electrolyzers that meet performance, lifetime, and cost metrics to enable cost reduction and mitigate supply chain risks.

Topic 4: Advanced Manufacturing of Fuel Cell Assemblies and Stacks
Number of projects: 5
Award amount: $150 million
Selected projects will support high-throughput manufacturing of low-cost fuel cells and address key scale-up challenges to achieve economies of scale.

Topic 5: Fuel Cell Supply Chain Development
Number of projects: 10
Award amount: $82 million
Selected projects will conduct R&D to address critical deficiencies in the domestic supply chain for fuel cell materials and components and develop advanced technologies that reduce or eliminate the need for “forever chemicals.”

Topic 6: Recovery and Recycling Consortium
Number of projects: 1
Award amount: $50 million
This funding establishes a consortium of industry, academia, and national labs to develop innovative and practical approaches to enable the recovery, recycling, and reuse of clean-hydrogen materials and components. The consortium will establish a blueprint across the industry for recycling electrolyzer and fuel cell systems and components, securing long-term supply chain security, and environmental sustainability.

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TopicTopic 1: Low-Cost, High-Throughput Electrolyzer ManufacturingTopic 2: Electrolyzer Component and Supply Chain DevelopmentTopic 3: Advanced Electrolyzer Technology and Component DevelopmentTopic 4: Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assembly & Stack Manufacturing & AutomationTopic 5: Fuel Cell Supply Chain DevelopmentTopic 6: Recovery and Recycling Consortium

PROJECT TITLE PROJECT LEAD CITY, STATE PROJECT PARTNERS FEDERAL FUNDING
Accelerated discovery, design, and laser convergent manufacturing of low-temperature O-SOEC Clemson University Anderson, SC Siemens Corporation; Siemens Energy; University of Cincinnati; Advanced Manufacturing LLC $4,900,000
Advanced Electrodes for Stable, High-Performance, Alkaline-Exchange-Membrane Electrolyzers without Supporting Electrolyte University of Oregon Eugene, OR De Nora Technologies, North America; Versogen; University of Delaware $4,700,000
Advanced Electrolysis Cell Components Designed for Assembly Power to Hydrogen, LLC Columbus, OH Carnegie Mellon University; Re:Build Manufacturing; Bettergy Corp.; Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; Lorain County Community College; Ohio Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Coalition; De Nora Technologies, LLC $6,600,000
Advanced Materials for High-Performance and Durable SOECs Based on Proton Conductors Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta, GA University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center $2,400,000
Advanced PEM Electrolyzer Membrane for Hydrogen Crossover Mitigation Plug Power Inc Concord, MA SUNY University at Buffalo; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $3,200,000
Advanced Porous Transport Layer Design and Manufacturing for PEM Electrolyzers Mott Corporation Farmington, CT University of Connecticut; Nel Hydrogen US; Forge Nano $10,000,000
Advanced hydrocarbon proton exchange ionomer and membrane scale-up and electrode optimization for heavy duty fuel cells Ionomr Innovations, Inc. Rochester, NY Johnson Matthey; Plug Power Inc.; University of California: Irvine $5,000,000
Advanced materials and operating conditions for intermediate-temperature protonic-ceramic steam electrolysis (P-SOEC) Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO HyET NoCarbon USA $3,000,000
Alkaline Stable Organic Cations Incorporated into Rigid Polymer Backbones for Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Thin Films Ecolectro, Inc. Ithaca, NY Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University $3,600,000
Alkaline stable, non-porous, anion exchange ionomer and membrane separator scale-up for liquid alkaline electrolysis Ionomr Innovations, Inc. Rochester, NY University of South Carolina; Plug Power Inc.; Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc.; De Nora Technologies, LLC $6,100,000

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