The Biden-Harris administration has announced USD 7 billion in funding for the creation of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) across the United States. Together, they will reduce 25 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from end-users each year.
Oct 13, 2023
The Biden-Harris Administration has announced USD 7 billion in funding for the creation of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) across the United States. The H2Hubs will be located in the Appalachian, California, Gulf Coast, Heartland, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest regions. The goal of the H2Hubs is to accelerate the commercial-scale deployment of low-cost, clean hydrogen, which is a valuable energy product that can be produced with zero or near-zero carbon emissions. 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-users each year—an amount roughly equivalent to the 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.
U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ms. Jennifer M. Granholm said, “Unlocking the full potential of hydrogen—a versatile fuel that can be made from almost any energy resource in virtually every part of the country—is crucial to achieving President Biden’s goal of American industry powered by American clean energy, ensuring less volatility and more affordable energy options for American families and businesses. 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.”