Study says Ohio is poised to become a leader in hydrogen economy

A comprehensive study released by JobsOhio and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) “asserts that Ohio is poised to become a leader in the clean hydrogen-fueled, zero-emission economy,” yahoo!finance reports. The study, Developing a Hydrogen Economy in Ohio: Challenges and Opportunities, “validates Ohio as a prime location for a Clean Hydrogen Hub, as defined by the United States Department of Energy (DOE),” according to the article. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) “appropriated $10 billion to DOE for the creation of at least four Clean Hydrogen Hubs” in the United States. J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio, said the study “provides clear and convincing evidence that Ohio not only meets but exceeds the criteria established for the hubs in the IIJA.” Nauseef said Ohio has “feedstock and end-use diversity, one of the nation’s largest supplies of natural gas, and the geology to accommodate hydrogen storage and carbon sequestration,” as well as being “geographically positioned in an area where critical processing, storage, and distribution infrastructure will be developed.” For more, read the full article

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