U.S. Senators Introduce Hydrogen for Industry Act

Democrat United States Senator Coons has introduced legislation that would amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a Hydrogen Technologies for Heavy Industry Grant Program, called “Hydrogen for Industry Act”. The proposal was co-sponsored by three Democrat and two Republican senators. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amendment.

The Hydrogen for Industry Act requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish grant programs to support the use of hydrogen in energy. Specifically, DOE must establish a grant program for projects that demonstrate the uses of hydrogen in heavy industry (e.g., steel, cement, glass, and chemical manufacturing). It also directs DOE to establish a grant program for carrying out projects that demonstrate the end uses of hydrogen; constructing a new commercial-scale facility that will use hydrogen as a fuel or feedstock; or retooling, retrofitting, or expanding an existing facility to enable the use of hydrogen as a fuel or feedstock in industrial end-use applications of hydrogen.

“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Hydrogen for Industry Act of 2021, the Secretary shall establish a program, to be known as the ‘Hydrogen Technologies for Heavy Industry Grant Program’, under which the Secretary shall award grants to demonstrate industrial end-use applications of hydrogen” the proposed amendment says.

The amendment sets the upper limit for grants at $400 million.

It designates several industries that would benefit from grants, including iron, steel and metals manufacturing, cement, glass, ammonia and fertilizer, industrial foods, synthetic fuels, fuel refining, and chemicals.

Need to access the insight?

Start your 7-day free trial now

Need to access the insight?

Start your 7-day free trial now

Need to access the insight?

Start your 7-day free trial now

Do you need to access special insights on this matter?

Start your 7-day free trial  and become a member today

Subscribe to Top Insights Today

Subscribe to Executive Newsletter Top Insights Today

The Executive Newsletter -Top Insights Today- puts global business events in perspective through special insights

Join the ranks of global executives and subscribe to Top Insights Today

Top Insights Today covers insights on energy, clean-tech, oil&gas, mining, rare earths, defense, aviation, infrastructure, manufacturing, electrical vehicles, big-tech, finance and politics of business

By clicking subscribe you agree to our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions of use.

Read more insights

Biden Administration Lays Out Ambitious Offshore Wind Plan

Biden Administration set out an ambitious plan to hold seven auctions to cover the United States’ East Coast to the West with offshore wind farms. The plan includes some areas that are yet to be developed like off the coast of California and Gulf of Mexico. The administration aims to decarbonize the energy industry by 2035, and see the emerging wind energy industry central to its target. 

Zimbabwe Bans Exports of Raw Lithium to Encourage Domestic Processing

Zimbabwe has decided to ban exports of unprocessed raw lithium with immediate effect, as the government looks to process the battery metal domestically. “No lithium bearing ores, or unbeneficiated lithium whatsoever, shall be exported from Zimbabwe to another country without written permission,” Mines Minister Chitando said in a written statement. The ministry said mining companies that are building processing plants in the country would be exempt from the rule. 

Argentina Prepares Energy Legislation to Develop Natural Gas Plans

Argentinian President Fernandez said on Wednesday that his government prepares an energy legislation to submit to the national congress in the coming days that “would give certainty” to energy producers and advance the country’s energy agenda, including LNG. Fernandez argued that the Vaca Muerta shale basin, the world’s second largest unconventional gas reserve and the fourth largest oil reserve, gives the country strong advantages in oil and gas markets. 

Stay informed

error: This content is protected !!