The Department of Energy in late September released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315.
Here is a draft guidance document containing the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) initial proposal for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315. The CHPS is not a regulatory standard, and DOE may not necessarily require future funded activities to achieve the standard.
However, hydrogen hubs funded in support of the BIL will be required to “demonstrably aid achievement” of the CHPS by mitigating emissions across the supply chain to the greatest extent possible (e.g., by employing high rates of carbon capture, using low-carbon electricity or mitigating upstream methane emissions). Future DOE funding opportunity announcements will further describe merit review criteria that will be used in selection of successful projects subject to the CHPS.
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Maria Suarez-Simmons, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.