Despite DOE’s Embrace, Advocates Press To Curtail CCS-Based Hydrogen

January 26, 2023
Environmentalists are renewing their push for the Energy Department (DOE) to restrict support for “blue” hydrogen production that relies on carbon capture and storage (CCS), even as officials are following statutory direction to include the technology in their $8 billion program to advance hydrogen infrastructure “hubs.” In addition, these advocates are supporting only a limited use of “green” hydrogen made from electrolysis systems powered by zero-carbon electricity, arguing federal support is better geared toward more efficient strategies such as electric...

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