A White House statement said the move is part of DOE’s efforts to make the United States a zero-carbon economy by 2050.
The document also noted that hydrogen can be used as a fuel, and be generated through energy sources such as wind, solar, nuclear or natural gas.
The statement also highlighted the flexibility of this renewable energy, which makes it an important component of President Joe Biden’s strategy to reach a carbon-free grid by 2035 and zero-emission by 2050.
Meanwhile, DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm emphasized scientists, engineers, community organizers and entrepreneurs are presently contributing their experience and insights to this effort.
Ms. Granholm remarked such an initiative will help speed up the renewable energy development to reach full clean hydrogen.
The move comes in an international context marked by an intensified energy crisis following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and where many nations around the globe are seeking alternative energy sources to meet domestic and global market demands.