By funding a range of proposed development hubs spread across the United States, the Biden administration strengthened its support for clean hydrogen earlier this month. $7 billion of federal funding through the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) program id being leveraged. H2Hubs will kickstart a national network of clean hydrogen producers, consumers, and connective infrastructure. It will also support the production, storage, delivery, and end-use of clean hydrogen, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said.
According to Reuters, the hubs, located across the country from California and Texas to West Virginia and the Gulf of Mexico, will together produce three million metric tons (MT) of hydrogen every year compared to a U.S.-wide production target of 10 MT by 2030, the DOE says.
The program will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25 MT based on the well-to-end use emissions from the hubs and the business-as-usual emissions for the end-uses the hydrogen replaces, a DOE spokesperson explained.