A bold partnership for our clean energy future
Researchers have increasingly come to believe that hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe — could be a carbon-free fuel source for the future, powering commercial vehicles, ships, and planes without harming the environment. For that to happen, however, a nationwide distribution network would need to be established.
The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub group, a coalition of states including Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, has been working on a vision to leverage existing technology and infrastructure strengths to generate clean hydrogen. This initiative is poised to create and retain well-paying jobs, providing economic opportunities and health improvements that will benefit historically underserved communities.
The group has advanced to the final application round for the federal H2Hubs grant program, where hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake in funding support for research, production, and distribution of clean hydrogen gas.
Help lead the way in the clean energy transition.
What are the goals of MACH2™ and how will it impact residents of Southeastern PA, Southern NJ, and Delaware?
- Generate clean and predominantly zero-emission green and pink hydrogen to fuel the local energy economy while mitigating emissions
- Reuse and revitalize significant existing pipeline infrastructure in a formerly industrialized and still densely populated region
- Create and retain more than 20,000 well-paying jobs, including union jobs, and generate a new talent pipeline in the clean energy sector
- Provide economic opportunity and health improvements that will directly benefit disadvantaged communities in line with President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative
Skills training for people who want to work in the clean energy economy and people who have previously worked in the fossil fuel economy
Old pipelines and refineries will be retrofitted to support the clean energy economy
Reduced carbon emissions and damaging air particulates coming from factories, companies, and transportation sources, including SEPTA, NJ Transit, and DART buses, trains, and other vehicles
More wage-sustaining union jobs for people in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors
JOB CREATION GOAL
well-paying union jobs, generating a new talent pipeline in the clean energy sector
HYDROGEN CREATION GOAL
Tons of Clean Hydrogen Produced Per Day Once Fully Operational
Taking the next step in creating a clean hydrogen economy
“The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub proposal is a win for the climate and the First State. Investments in clean hydrogen will reduce pollution in our communities, create and sustain good-paying jobs, and power our industrial and transportation sectors with safe, reliable, and clean energy. From our unparalleled innovation ecosystem and skilled union workforce, to our strong manufacturing base and existing infrastructure along the I-95 corridor, there’s no better place for a hydrogen hub than Delaware and the broader Mid-Atlantic region.”
—U.S. Sen. Chris Coons,
Co-chair, Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus
—Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro
“The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub will create green jobs and clean energy to power our economy for generations to come. The men and women of the union construction trades are proud to be partners in this major initiative that has the potential to transform our workforce and improve quality of life throughout the region.”
—Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council President Daniel Cosner
“Clean hydrogen projects represent that potential and possibility and the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub proposal set forth with our regional partners is a truly exciting opportunity. Leveraging all the best aspects of our region — in particular our world-class workforce — there’s a cleaner, greener, and brighter path forward with lower emissions and better jobs.”
—U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
“The Department of Energy’s invitation is an exciting step forward toward realizing a Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub. Securing a Regional Hydrogen Hub will set us on the path toward a generational transformation in our regional energy economy where we focus on a clean energy future and create or retain thousands of high-quality jobs.”
—Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Building a zero-emission future together
The Mid-Atlantic region boasts an existing highly trained unionized workforce that has a depth of experience in the construction and operation of cryogenic and pressurized fuel facilities, making this region geographically advantageous for the development of a clean hydrogen hub. The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub will contribute to a national clean hydrogen network across the U.S. and lead us to a diverse and innovative zero-emission energy economy.