Regional Coalition Aims to Create Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub

$6.5M green hydrogen fuel program projected to bring hundreds of jobs to Hampton Roads
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Virginia Tech is advancing the energy sector through a landmark effort to shape the emerging hydrogen economy. Through the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, the university has joined a coalition of more than 60 partners across Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

The Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub project addresses demand for production of green hydrogen as a fuel while organizing a U.S. regional hub. The purpose is to meet market demand, accelerate delivery scale, drive down costs, and spur innovation in processing and deployment.

After submitting a concept paper in late 2022, the hub was one of 33 groups across the country encouraged by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to submit a full application to its $8 billion Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program. Six to 10 regional hubs across the country will be awarded for up to $1.25 billion each. The program is set to be a central driver in helping communities across the country benefit from clean energy investments, good-paying jobs, and improved energy security.

The mid-Atlantic hub comprises a variety of organizations, including the Corporate Research Center (CRC); Connect Airlines; Connected DMV; Dominion Energy; Exelon Corp.; Montgomery (Maryland) County Government; Universal Hydrogen Co.; and WGL Holdings Inc. It is supported by more than 150 other public and private organizations across the region.

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As originally posted by VT News.