On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association’s Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub (PNWH2 Hub) for award negotiations as one of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs in Washington, following a competitive nationwide process.
DOE’s H2Hubs will kickstart a national network of clean hydrogen producers, consumers and connective infrastructure while supporting the production, storage, delivery and end-use of clean hydrogen. Together, they are expected to reduce 25 million metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions each year, which is roughly equivalent to combined annual emissions of 5.5 million gasoline-powered cars.
The PNWH2 Hub will focus on decarbonizing the region’s hard-to-electrify heavy-duty transportation, long-duration energy storage, ports, agriculture and industrial operations. The hydrogen hub is estimated to receive up to $1 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in four DOE-defined developmen