In March 2022, the state of New York announced a consortium along with three other states initially to take part in the race to become one of at least four regional clean energy hydrogen hubs to receive government support of up to $8 billion in total funding.
Up to today, the states have signed agreements to work with about 60 organizations including 14 private sector industry leaders, 12 utilities, 20 hydrogen technology original equipment manufacturers, 10 universities, 7 non-profit organizations, 2 transportation companies, and 3 State agencies.
Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. announced on August 31st, it has become a partner in the consortium, having co-signed a memorandum of understanding with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) and more than 60 clean hydrogen ecosystem participants.
The four regional clean hydrogen hubs are designated through the federal Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program, and are included to receive support from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Right now, the partners are laying the groundwork for a proposal to the United States Department of Energy for the funding opportunity that is anticipated to be announced in September or October 2022.
New partners include:
- Advent Technologies
- Air Liquide
- Ambient Fuels
- Amogy, Inc.
- Avangrid, Inc.
- Charbone Hydrogen Corporation
- Connecticut Green Bank
- Constellation Energy Generation, LLC
- Edgewise Energy
- EDP Renewables North America
- Eversource Energy Co.
- General Electric
- H2/HPA Sonics
- Holcim US
- Hyzon Motors Inc.
- Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.
- National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
- Nel Hydrogen
- NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute)
- New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition
- Northville Industries Corp.
- NovoHydrogen, Inc.
- Pratt & Whitney
- Precision Combustion, Inc.
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Rhode Island Energy
- Siena College
- Skyre, Inc.
- Peaks Renewables and Summit Utilities, Inc.
- University of Connecticut
The partners will work together to define plans for a regional clean hydrogen hub that can advance safe, clean hydrogen energy innovation and address climate change.
They plan to integrate renewables like onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, solar, and nuclear power for the hydrogen production. The consortium claims climate and environmental concerns are central to the project’s strategy.
The organizations also want to perform research and analysis to quantify the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the project. They have to make sure the hydrogen hub is developed in accordance with each participating state’s policies.