Hydrogen Hubs Explorer

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Date

July 21, 2022 (Updated February 3, 2022)

Authors

Alan Krupnick

Publication

Data Tool

Reading time

2 minutes

Introduction

The Clean Hydrogen Hubs Map compiles the different clean hydrogen hubs projects in the United States. Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) are a “network of clean hydrogen producers, potential clean hydrogen consumers, and connective infrastructure located in close proximity” according to the Department of Energy’s definition. 

The development of H2Hubs across the United States is the first step towards the creation of a national network of clean hydrogen producers and customers that could facilitate the emergence of a clean hydrogen economy. In the context of its Hydrogen Program, DOE (Department of Energy) released a Funding Announcement Opportunity for H2Hubs applications in September 2022. Between six and ten selected hubs will be able to share the total funding amount of $7 billion.

This mapping tool looks at the clean hydrogen hubs projects that were announced in the wake of DOE’s FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) and previous releases about their Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program.

Explorer Tool

How It Works

The map shows the emplacement of the planned clean hydrogen hub projects publicly announced in the United States. H2Hubs can be local, statewide, or multistate initiatives. Local hubs are shown as dots on the map or as a combination of dots and lines when a more detailed overview of the different part of the project (i.e., producer, customer of hydrogen and transportation pipeline) is publicly available. Statewide and multistate hubs are usually color-filled within state lines unless a state and a multistate overlap. In that later case, the statewide hub will be represented as a dot on top of the multistate colored area.

Let us better explain to crowded area of the map:

  • The state of Texas includes four hub projects bidding for DOE’s funding. The Center for Houston’s Future announced the creation of a clean hydrogen hub centered in the city of Houston with the cooperation of corporate stakeholders in the power, industrial and transportation sector along national laboratories and local universities. Two private lead hubs (the Texas Gulf Coast Hub and Hydrogen City) already have detailed plans showing the location of producers of hydrogen, transportation pipelines and potential customers. The last local hub in the Permian Basin is also lead by a private energy project developer.
  • The Appalachian region also includes several hub projects. A tri-state project spanning Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is led by a private institution. At the same time, each state in the area announced plans for their own statewide hydrogen hub initiative. Finally, the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Hub is led by the University of Toledo and is planning to explore the production of hydrogen from nuclear energy. It is likely that some of these hub projects will merge in the future as the Ohio Clean Hydrogen Alliance Hub announced its support for the ARCH2 project located in West Virginia.

To prevent the overlap of state hubs and multi-state hubs colors on the map, state hubs in the areas mentioned above are signaled with a dot as the legend for within-a-state hubs.

The toggle menu allows you to adjust the view depending on the feedstock used to produce clean hydrogen, on the main uses of hydrogen or on the type of partnership for a hub.

Tooltips including the name of the hub, a brief overview of the project and the lead partner(s) in the hub, appear when you hover above the map.

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