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The company will serve as a sub-recipient for the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub and the HyVelocity Hub, as per the DOE’s energy program.
Mitsubishi Power Americas, in response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) request for hydrogen decarbonization solutions, has become a sub-recipient for two separate hydrogen hubs in the United States. The Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub (PNWH2) and HyVelocity Hub have been selected by the DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to begin award negotiations.
In 2022, the DOE began taking applications for its $7 billion hydrogen hub (H2Hubs) program to develop hydrogen production facilities across the country. The DOE’s plan is supported by an additional $8 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, allowing hydrogen hubs to be a primary driver of future clean energy investments.
PNWH2 and the HyVelocity Hub applied to the DOE’s program and are among the seven projects to advance to the award negotiation stage. The negotiations offer a potential to continue the development and implementation of large-scale hydrogen production in the companies’ selected regions.
“The selection of these two hydrogen hub projects for award negotiations with the DOE is indicative of how the hydrogen economy is quickly developing and garnering support from both the public and private sectors,” said Mike Ducker, Mitsubishi Power Americas Senior Vice President of Hydrogen Infrastructure. “Mitsubishi Power is invested in the development of hydrogen infrastructure projects, and we stand ready to support these and other projects for a cleaner, carbon-free future.”
PNWH2 has been selected to satisfy the DOE’s plan to develop a national clean hydrogen network by serving as a platform to fund additional projects to advance hydrogen energy production and utilization. The hub, upon construction and commercial operation, will supply a network of renewable hydrogen for end-users in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a decarbonization solution for heavy-duty transport, aviation, maritime, agriculture, and industrial operations.
The HyVelocity Hub will upscale the hydrogen supply and demand for regions along the United States Gulf Coast, primarily Texas and southern Louisiana. Hydrogen produced at the HyVelocity Hub will provide energy to Gulf Coast communities, as it is located among more than 1,000 miles of hydrogen-specific pipelines for transportation.