Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - September 30, 2022
West Virginia Partners to Develop Hydrogen Hub
The State of West Virginia, EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, Battelle and GTI Energy and Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) collaborated to establish a regional clean hydrogen hub in the Appalachian region, the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2).
ARCH2 is expected to be centered in West Virginia while expanding its impact, through cooperative efforts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The region is considered a good location for a clean hydrogen hub due to its access to ample low-cost natural gas feedstock, end-user demand, workforce and technology capability, and carbon sequestration potential.
The ARCH2 team is composed of entities with operations across the Appalachian region spanning the hydrogen value chain as well as energy technology organizations, including the National Energy Technology Laboratory, consultants, academic institutions, community organizations, and NGOs that will provide commercial, technical, and programmatic leadership for the development and buildout of the hub.
“Under the leadership of Governor Jim Justice, West Virginia is prepared to lead in this initiative — and others like it — that continue to diversify and grow the energy portfolio of our state and our region while spearheading the expansion of energy options for the nation,” said Secretary of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael in a statement. “This is another example of how West Virginia continues to lead, as we always have, in supplying the energy needs of the United States.”
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