US act to scale up hydrogen

The US bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be a vital tool in enabling hydrogen projects to scale up quickly, according to panellists at a Reuters event on the energy transition in North America. The act includes $8bn for regional clean hydrogen hubs and $1.5bn for clean hydrogen manufacturing and recycling research, development and demonstration. Hubs—localised regions where production and end-use applications are connected—will act as small-scale showcases for the supply and demand cases of hydrogen, said David Edwards, industrial gases company Air Liquide’s advocate for hydrogen in the US. “Hydrogen can be produced by different methods and used by different needs,”

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