The Hydrogen report was authorized by Senate Bill 1021 and signed into law on April 20, 2021.  This report formed the basis for Oklahoma’s participation in DOE’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program.  Based on this report, the following actions have been taken:

On March 10, 2022 Gov. Hutchinson of Arkansas, Gov. Edwards of Louisiana and Gov Stitt of Oklahoma created the HALO Hub, a bipartisan, three-state partnership between Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to compete for funding outlined in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). 

DOE will distribute up to $7 billion to develop six to ten regional clean hydrogen hubs demonstrating the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen.

HALO submitted its concept paper to DOE on November 4, 2022, requesting $1.25 billion in federal funding.  HALO was one of 79 proposals submitted to DOE.

On December 27, 2022 DOE notified HALO that it was one of 33 applicants invited to submit a full application.

On April 7, 2023 HALO submitted its full application to DOE.

DOE plans to make final notification to successful applicants in Fall 2023. HALO will continue to develop as we work to establish a hydrogen ecosystem in Oklahoma.