The prize’s aim is to support the DOE Hydrogen Programme’s efforts to identify, develop, and test ‘disruptive’ technologies that reduce the cost of clean hydrogen production to meet the DOE’s Hydrogen Shot goal of $1 per kilogramme of clean hydrogen.

As outlined by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm last year (2021), Hydrogen Shot is designed to help the US tackle the climate crisis and reach the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Read more: US DOE to slash cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 this decade

To achieve the ambitious target, competitors are invited to present new and innovative pre-commercial concepts and strategies, that are currently unfunded by any DOE programmes or initiatives.

It is also hoped that the prize will attract further talent and expertise to the hydrogen industry, to aid the DOE to accelerate hydrogen technologies.

Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the DOE, said, “For hydrogen to fulfil its role in the sustainable and fully decarbonised economy of the future, we must harness every available approach and draw deep on our proud tradition of innovation to bring solutions to the market as soon as possible.

“The Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize is important for spurring innovation in clean energy, and I’m looking forward to seeing the novel solutions developed as part of this prize.”

The announcement comes on the same day that the DOE revealed a Notice of Intent to fund its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $8bn programme to develop regional clean hydrogen hubs.

Read more:  Announcement puts US Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs on the horizon

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.