The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $7 billion investment, aimed to launch seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs). The announcement is one of the largest investments in clean manufacturing and jobs in history.
he seven H2Hubs aim to kickstart a national network of clean hydrogen producers, consumers, and connective infrastructure while supporting the production, storage, delivery, and end-use of clean hydrogen. The H2Hubs are expected to collectively produce three million metric tons of hydrogen annually, reaching nearly a third of the 2030 U.S. production target and lowering emissions from hard-to-decarbonize industrial sectors that represent 30 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.
Together, they will also reduce 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from end-uses each year—an amount roughly equivalent to combined annual emissions of 5.5 million gasoline-powered cars—and create and retain tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the country while supporting healthier communities.
With this historic investment, the Biden-Harris Administration is laying the foundation for a new, American-led industry that will propel the global clean energy transition while creating high quality jobs and delivering healthier communities in every pocket of the nation
… said U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm
The hubs include:
- Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub
- Appalachian Hydrogen Hub
- California Hydrogen Hub
- Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub
- Heartland Hydrogen Hub
- Midwest Hydrogen Hub
- Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub
To remind, another interesting development regarding hydrogen in the US, was the establishment of the Transatlantic Clean Hydrogen Trade Coalition (H2TC), aimed at enabling the first shipment of clean hydrogen from the United States to Europe by 2026.