The governors of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut announced a partnership to create a regional clean hydrogen hub. Together with an initial group of 40 hydrogen ecosystem partners, they will develop a proposal to become one of at least four regional clean hydrogen hubs under the federal Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Partners will work together to develop a shared vision and plan for the hub, to make climate and environmental justice central to strategy, and to reach consensus on how to quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
As neighboring states along Interstate 95, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are also longtime leaders in hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and have committed to collaborate with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on proposal development. The partners will also work with their respective state entities to help coordinate the consortium’s efforts with each state’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including New Jersey’s goal of 80% by 2050, New York’s goal of 85% by 2050, Connecticut’s goal of 80% by 2050, and Massachusetts’ goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.
In addition to the four states, partners who have executed agreements with NYSERDA include: Alliance Energy Group LLC, Alternative Aviation Fuels LLC, BAE Systems, Bloom Energy Corporation, CALSTART, Climate Jobs NY, Columbia University, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Constellation Energy Generation, LLC, Cornell University, Cummins, Inc., Daroga Power, Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc., Ecolectro, Inc., Empire State Development, FuelCell Energy, Invenergy Hydrogen LLC, Liberty Utilities (St. Lawrence Gas) Corp., Long Island Power Authority, National Grid, National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology, New York Power Authority, New York University, Next Hydrogen Corporation, Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., Ohmium International, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Plug Power Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, Standard Hydrogen Corporation, Stony Brook University / Advanced Energy Center, The City College of New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Vermont Gas Systems, WATT Fuel Cell Corporation.
Partner states continue to seek additional public and private partners in the region, which may include utilities, electrolyzer suppliers, fuel cell solution providers, transportation, fueling infrastructure and industrial partners, government agencies, community organizations, institutes of higher education, community colleges, vocational schools, and non-profit organizations.