Recently, the Biden-Harris Administration unveiled plans to provide $623 million in grants aimed at building hydrogen refueling infrastructure and an electric vehicle charging network throughout the United States. This initiative includes more than $90 million that will be dedicated to building hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The funding will support projects in California, Colorado, and Texas that will deploy clean hydrogen fueling infrastructure for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. This initiative is a significant step towards achieving a greener and more sustainable future for the environment while promoting the adoption of cleaner energy sources.
Hydrogen-related funding in this announcement includes:
$70 million for the North Central Texas Council of Governments to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations for medium- and heavy-duty freight trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The project will help create a hydrogen corridor from Southern California to Texas.
$12 million to California’s Victor Valley Transit Authority to build a hydrogen fueling station and six DC fast charging stations for their fleet and the public’s fueling needs. The hydrogen fueling station will support light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
$7 million to California State University, Los Angeles, to transform their Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility into high-capacity, multi-modal light- to heavy-duty vehicle hydrogen fueling station. The publicly accessible facility will service multiple public customers and fleets, including the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
Nearly $9 million for Colorado State University to build a network of three public hydrogen fueling stations near the CSU campuses in Fort Collins, Denver, and Pueblo to provide hydrogen fueling for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets and future light-duty passenger vehicles along Interstate 25.