What is a Hydrogen Hub?
In the first stage, DOE received nearly 80 concept papers from around the country, and after review, 33 were encouraged to submit a full application — including MACH2™.
—U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Chairman, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
A Strategy for Success
The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2™) proposes to establish a hydrogen hub that will connect hydrogen producers and consumers throughout the entire state of Delaware and the regions of Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Throughout this region – which is home to nearly 4 million people and numerous manufacturing, chemical and bioscience companies – producers, distributors, and users are not only internally connected via existing pipelines but also link via existing regional pipelines to geographic locations beyond this three-state hub.
SUCCESS FOR MACH2™ INCLUDES:
- Leveraging existing technology and infrastructure strengths within the region to generate clean hydrogen.
- Reusing and revitalizing existing pipeline infrastructure that lie unused as the region’s large refineries have ceased operating.
- Retaining and creating several thousand well-paying jobs through re-training, up-skilling and talent pipeline building.
- Providing economic opportunities as well as health improvement for historically underserved communities.
- Positioning our network for potential future expansion and network connectivity across Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern regions.