Senator Manchin commits billions to push forward a clean future with hydrogen

September 7, 2021

$8bn to accelerate the development of hydrogen production hubs and $1bn for research and development programmes to bring down the costs of electrolysers to allow for cost competitive hydrogen.

That’s what Senator Joe Manchin has put forward in his Energy Infrastructure Act, which passed the Senate earlier this month as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that will look to upgrade the US power infrastructure.

“Hydrogen is a versatile fuel that is a prime example of what can be achieved through innovation,” Senator Machin said at the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Shot Summit yesterday (August 31).

“Through technological advancements, we can now use our abundant domestic energy sources to produce clean hydrogen, which can significantly decarbonise our economy across the power of transportation and industrial sectors.

“Industry is one of the hardest sectors to decarbonise, as many of its processes are energy intensive and cannot be replaced by electrification or other zero emission fuels. Hydrogen can tackle the toughest challenges facing cement, steel and so many other industries, which collectively contribute about 23% of US emissions.”

Clean hydrogen is today becoming a popular way to decarbonise energy intense sectors, however, Senator Manchin said that the clean fuel still needs to become a reality.

“As with many emerging technologies, we need to invest in the entire hydrogen value chain to bring down the cost and overcome deployment barriers,” he said. “That is why I made research, development and demonstration of these technologies a central part of my Energy Infrastructure Act.”

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