A new consortium has been launched to create and develop innovation pilot projects that use clean hydrogen to decarbonise the heavy transport sector, boost renewables integrate and reduce emissions in the US energy sector.
More than 20 organisations, including Bank of America, Citi, Con Edison of New York, ITOCHU, Linde, New York Port Authority and Ørsted, have joined the ‘Building the Clean Hydrogen Economy’ consortium so far, launched by Guidehouse, a provider of consulting services to public sector and commercial clients.
The consortium’s working groups are currently conceptualising three pilots: heavy duty transport in the Southwest US; green ammonia production in New York; and integrated blue and green hydrogen for industrial, peaking power, ammonia and heavy transport applications in the US Gulf Coast.
They will each be part of developing hydrogen hubs across the US, focused on scaling and replicating them to help decarbonise industry across the US.
Lisa Frantzis, partner in Guidehouse’s Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure (ES&I) segment said: “Hydrogen offers incredible potential for decarbonising some of society’s most challenging industries; however, little has been done in the way of considering technology, business models and regulatory/policy issues together.
“We are thrilled to bring together some of the brightest industry players to develop truly innovative pilots that will advance the use of hydrogen and identify the most effective applications.”
Guidehouse will continue to guide the pilots through implementation and execution, providing analysis and working to build relationships among members and industries.
Andy Sarantapoulas, Vice President Marketing and Product Management at Linde added: “Hydrogen will play a key role in the transition to clean energy but we are just beginning to unlock its full potential.
“We are excited to join the Building the Clean Hydrogen Economy consortium, where we will contribute Linde’s leading hydrogen experience, technology and resources to help accelerate the use of clean hydrogen across multiple industries. It will take a great deal of collaboration between public and private parties to create the necessary framework to sustainably support the technology, infrastructure, funding and business models required and we look forward to playing an integral role.”