California hydrogen hub expects to announce project winners as soon as next month

By Wes Venteicher | 06/18/2024 06:12 AM EDT

ARCHES’s CEO shared an updated timeline for California’s hydrogen hub projects.

SACRAMENTO, California — California’s federally backed hydrogen hub expects to announce the 37 projects that will receive funding in late July or early August, the hub’s CEO said Monday.

What happened: ARCHES CEO Angelina Galiteva announced the updated timeline in Sacramento at the California Hydrogen Leadership Summit.

Project developers have been waiting for funding since the Department of Energy announced in September that it would award $1.2 billion to California’s Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems proposal to build out a hydrogen market and infrastructure.


Negotiations between ARCHES and DOE over the funding recipients were expected to take two to three months from the fall announcement but are still going on, Galiteva said. She said the organization has submitted over 5,000 pages of information to the DOE and that part of the process has been convincing the federal agency that ARCHES can meet its goals on the timeline established.