The US government has identified the hydrogen sector as a key energy opportunity, while Hystar has signed its first PEM electrolyser contract and Plug Power has agreed to supply fuel cells for long-term storage in California emergencies.
US Govt is published its National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, with plans to produce more clean hydrogen in line with specific targets. It plans to reach 10 million tons per year by 2030, 20 million tons by 2040 and 50 million tons by 2050. The strategy focuses on high-impact use, cost reduction and development of regional networks. cooperation in different sectors. The road map directs the private and public sector towards a cleaner energy future and aims to strengthen the country’s leadership in the hydrogen sector. President Joseph Biden has signed laws such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act to provide funding and incentives for clean hydrogen.
Turn on the power has contracted Energy Vault to supply 8 MW of hydrogen proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for a community microgrid project in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The installation will be the largest of its kind in the United States, argued Turn on the power. The hydrogen fuel cell system powers the city of Calistoga, California and ensures energy resilience during wildfires and emergencies. The microgrid combines a short-term battery system with long-term storage using fuel cells and green liquid hydrogen.