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Press Release
May 2, 2023
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NJEDA Seeks Public Input to Shape Potential Development of a Clean Hydrogen Demonstration Program


Update May 16, 2023: The NJEDA has extended the deadlines to submit questions regarding the Clean Hydrogen RFI to 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2023 and to submit responses to the RFI to 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2023.

TRENTON, N.J. (May 2, 2023) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking insight from stakeholders as New Jersey explores uses for clean hydrogen to accelerate the state’s transition to a green economy. The information gathered through this RFI will inform the potential development of a program that will fund the demonstration of clean hydrogen technologies. Up to $10 million may be made available for this program. The RFI can be found at http://www.njeda.gov/bidding with responses due by May 30.


WHAT:
New Jersey is exploring opportunities for clean hydrogen that will accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, complement electrification strategies, and promote energy resiliency. Specifically, the NJEDA wants to gather information about the key opportunities and barriers around the deployment and adoption of clean hydrogen technologies in New Jersey. It also wants to solicit input on potential projects or solutions that demonstrate best opportunities for market adoption and development of a broader ecosystem for the production and use of clean hydrogen.

Given cost, technology, and availability considerations, it is important that the NJEDA understand and articulate the most effective use cases for clean hydrogen in New Jersey’s clean energy transition. The Authority is particularly interested in clean hydrogen applications with the potential to alleviate environmental and health burdens and stimulate equitable economic development in environmental justice communities, particularly those surrounding busy ports, including heavy duty transportation such as long-haul trucking, aviation, marine vessels, fuel cell applications, long-term energy storage, and industrial decarbonization.

The NJEDA has deployed unique strategies to propel our green economy forward as it works to achieve Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of making New Jersey 100 percent clean energy by 2035. The RFI announced today is another important step in those efforts and will capitalize on the current momentum around clean hydrogen development both nationally and globally.

WHO: Respondents do not need to be located within the State of New Jersey to provide input.The RFI seeks responses from all interested stakeholders in innovative clean hydrogen technologies. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Subject matter experts on new, innovative, or emerging clean energy technologies;
  • Entities representing the interests of clean energy/clean technology manufacturing supply chain businesses and workers, such as industry associations, chambers of commerce, and unions;
  • Environmental and other public policy-focused organizations;
  • Organizations representing environmental justice communities, together with individual residents of these communities;
  • Institutions interested in the investment and financing of clean hydrogen related technologies.


HOW TO RESPOND: All questions concerning this RFI must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 8, 2023 via e-mail to cleanhydrogen@njeda.gov. The subject line of the e-mail should state: Questions-2023-RFI-177. Answers to questions submitted will be publicly posted on the Authority’s website on or about May 15, 2023 at https://www.njeda.gov/bidding/#RFI as Addendum.

All RFI responses must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 PM EDT on May 30, 2023 via e-mail to: cleanhydrogen@njeda.gov. The subject line of the e-mail should state: RFI Response-2023-RFI-177.

To learn more about NJEDA resources for businesses, call NJEDA Customer Care at 844-965-1125 or visit https://www.njeda.gov and follow @NewJerseyEDA on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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