Biden-Harris Administration Funding More Than $90 Million for Hydrogen Infrastructure

By January 31, 2024 3   min read  (498 words)

January 31, 2024 |

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Funding will help build a hydrogen corridor from California to Texas, establish fueling infrastructure along Interstate 25 in Colorado.

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced $623 million in grants to help build hydrogen refueling infrastructure and an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the United States. The funding will support projects in California, Colorado, and Texas that will deploy clean hydrogen fueling infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) vehicles.  The U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap identifies the MD/HD transportation sector as one of several high-impact areas where hydrogen has unique advantages as a decarbonization tool.

These investments are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to advancing clean hydrogen, which is facilitated and coordinated by the Hydrogen Interagency Task Force. Deployment of clean hydrogen infrastructure for critical transportation applications will work hand-in-hand with the historic investments in the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs; ongoing research, development, and demonstration efforts conducted under the purview of the DOE Hydrogen Program; and critical market incentives such as the clean hydrogen production tax credit.

Hydrogen-related funding in this announcement includes:

  • $70 million for the North Central Texas Council of Governments to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations for medium- and heavy-duty freight trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The project will help create a hydrogen corridor from Southern California to Texas.
  • $12 million to California’s Victor Valley Transit Authority to build a hydrogen fueling station and six DC fast charging stations for their fleet and the public’s fueling needs. The hydrogen fueling station will support light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • $7 million to California State University, Los Angeles, to transform their Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility into high-capacity, multi-modal light- to heavy-duty vehicle hydrogen fueling station. The publicly accessible facility will service multiple public customers and fleets, including the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • Nearly $9 million for Colorado State University (CSU) to build a network of three public hydrogen fueling stations near the CSU campuses in Fort Collins, Denver, and Pueblo to provide hydrogen fueling for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets and future light-duty passenger vehicles along Interstate 25.
Lead Applicant State Project Name Lead Applicant Amount Fuel Type
CA Workforce and Renewable Hydrogen for Light – to Heavy – duty ZEV Fueling in DAC California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc. $7,156,982.00 Hydrogen
CO Colorado with Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure on the I–25 Corridor (Hy–25) Colorado State University $8,977,947.00 Hydrogen
TX Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Corridor Program for the Texas Hydrogen and Electric Freight Infrastructure (Tx–HEFTI) Project North Central Texas Council of Governments $70,000,000.00 Hydrogen

These grants are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program and will fund 47 EV charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico. The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation will continue to support the CFI program by providing grant awardees with technical assistance when implementing their funds.

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