Clean Hydrogen Production Standard Draft Guidance
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft guidance document containing DOE's initial proposal for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Infrastructure Investment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.
This initial proposal establishes a target of 4.0 kgCO2e/kgH2 for life cycle (defined here as "well-to-gate") greenhouse emissions associated with hydrogen production, accounting for multiple requirements within the BIL provision.
Draft Guidance and Assumptions
DOE's proposal to implement CHPS, and the related hydrogen production pathway assumptions, were posted for public comment on September 21, 2022. The public comment period closed on November 14, 2022.
U.S. Department of Energy Clean Hydrogen Production Standard Draft Guidance (September 2022)
CHPS Hydrogen Production Pathway Assumptions (September 2022)
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