DOE Releases Draft Clean Hydrogen Production Standard
A public comment period will be open on the U.S. Department if Energy’s Clean Hydrogen Production Standard draft guidance.
According to Ethanol Producer, development of the draft guidance is required by the Infrastructure Investment Act. That legislation, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021. The law, in part, directs the DOE to develop an initial standard for the carbon intensity of clean hydrogen production. The standard is to support clean hydrogen production from a variety of sources, including fossil fuels with carbon capture utilization and sequestration; hydrogen carrier fuels, including ethanol and methanol; renewable energy resources, including biomass, nuclear energy; and any other methods the agency determines to be appropriate.