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Green Hydrogen Catapult calls for additionality and matching requirements in 45V guidance

Members of the Green Hydrogen Catapult (GHC) have called on the US Government to deliver clean hydrogen production tax credit (PTC) guidance incorporating additionality, temporal and geographical matching requirements for electrolysers.

In a letter to Treasury, Department of Energy (DOE) and White House officials, the group said the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA’s) 45V clean hydrogen PTC, should ensure hydrogen defined as ‘clean’ is produced through processes consistent with European rules.

The letter said it was critical for US definitions to promote practices that guarantee hydrogen produced with renewable power is “minimally carbon intensive.”

“Ultimately, the clean hydrogen PTC could enable the delivery of reliable, near zero-carbon hydrogen throughout international markets – but this will depend on the standards that define clean hydrogen in the US,” the GHC said.

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