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Coons Announces Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub Proposal Awarded by Energy Department for Future Clean Hydrogen Research and Development

By District Energy posted 10-18-2023 10:55


Senator Chris Coons


Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub, a public-private partnership between Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey, as one of 7 regional clean hydrogen hubs. The award will provide up to $750 million in federal funding with a total project cost of nearly $3 billion including private sector funding. The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub will support the development of hydrogen production facilities from renewables and nuclear electricity, as well as the adoption of hydrogen in heavy transportation, manufacturing, and combined heat and power applications, and the expansion of hydrogen storage and distribution infrastructure. More than $9 billion in funding for clean hydrogen research and development was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and economy in our Nation's history championed by Carper, Coons and Blunt Rochester, and signed into law by President Biden in 2021.

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