Pacific Northwest Set to Launch Hydrogen Energy Hub

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October 27, 2023 | Originally published by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on October 13, 2023

RICHLAND, Wash.—The Department of Energy announced $7 billion to launch seven regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) to develop clean hydrogen energy that meets the nation’s energy needs. The regional hydrogen hubs will establish a national clean hydrogen network over the next decade.

Realizing this goal requires the expertise and experience of a true multisector partnership. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is lending its expertise across several fields of study to support the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2). Public and private groups represented in PNWH2 are working with leaders in Washington, Oregon, and Montana to leverage the region’s renewable energy sources to produce clean hydrogen for the region.

“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,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “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.”

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