Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the opening of the Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize to foster innovative concepts that produce clean, affordable hydrogen and address the Biden Administration’s climate priorities. The $2.6 million prize will support the DOE Hydrogen Program’s efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive technologies that reduce the cost of clean hydrogen production and meet the DOE Hydrogen Shot goal of $1 per kilogram of clean hydrogen.  

The Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize also seeks to attract new talent and expertise to the hydrogen industry and identify new entities DOE can engage with to accelerate hydrogen technologies. Competitors are invited to present new and innovative pre-commercial concepts or strategies that DOE is not currently funding through other programs or initiatives. 

The Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize, first announced by Secretary Granholm during DOE’s American-Made Earth Day Celebration in April, supports DOE's Energy Earthshots Initiative to enable more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot, the Hydrogen Shot, was launched in 2021.  

Register for the DOE informational webinar on July 7, 2022, to learn more about this prize and visit the website for information about how to participate. Submissions will be accepted until August 17, 2022.




Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

August 17, 2022