Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - May 26, 2023
NY State Provides Funds to Advance Clean Hydrogen Projects
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10 million initiative to advance clean hydrogen research, development and demonstration projects.
This solicitation is open to fund projects proposed by New York-based entities that are also actively applying for federal clean hydrogen funding opportunities.
“Investing in clean hydrogen is the latest example of New York’s commitment to exploring all technologies and avenues to transition to clean energy economy-wide,” Governor Hochul said in a statement. “In partnership with the state’s leading innovators and problem-solvers, we are taking bold action to transition even the hardest-to-electrify sectors, helping secure a healthy and sustainable future for all New Yorkers.”
The initiative is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and will operate in tandem with the state’s advancement of a clean hydrogen ecosystem which includes the Northeast Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (NE Hub) effort.
This initiative will specifically fund RD&D efforts that are most relevant and critical to advance a clean hydrogen economy in New York.
Applicants can compete for funding under four technical challenge areas for emerging research, development and demonstrations of clean hydrogen including hydrogen applications to decarbonize industrial process heat; clean hydrogen production and integration with renewable energy such as solar and offshore wind; mitigation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in hydrogen combustion; and hydrogen storage technologies, including bulk storage and storage in limited footprint areas.