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H2 Hubs will solidify clean hydrogen’s status as an essential component of the nation’s long-term energy strategy.  Click to learn more about this exciting concept.

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An Ohio-based Clean Hydrogen Hub will supercharge Ohio's economy in the 21st Century.

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By any metric, including the criteria established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, Ohio is a top-tier candidate for a CHH

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Ohio-based Clean Hydrogen Hub will fuel business growth and job creation in a broad range of industries across the state.

Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance announces support for ARCH2 hub campaign, will actively participate in the effort to secure DOE funding for regional clean hydrogen hub

Leaders of the Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance (OH2Hub) announced today that the group supports and will actively participate in the campaign to establish and secure funding for the Appalachian Regional Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) that was launched by Battelle, EQT Energy, GTI Energy, Allegheny Science and Technology (AST), and the state of West Virginia on September 27, 2022.

 

“We formed the Alliance to ensure that Ohio and Ohioans would have the opportunity to reap the economic and environmental benefits that will flow from the federal government’s commitment to and massive investment in the development of clean hydrogen technology,” SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said. “We firmly believe ARCH2 will enable us to achieve that objective.”

Mr. Conrad said the Alliance will remain an active advocate for the CHH project. “We will continue to serve as a point of contact and source of information about the Hub, recruit end users, work with Battelle on drafting the formal proposal that will be submitted to the DOE, encourage the state of Ohio to formally participate in ARCH2, urge the General Assembly to pass any legislation that may be needed to facilitate the development of the hub, and encourage the business community, labor organizations, local elected officials, and the public to support the ARCH2 campaign.

Click on the OH2hub icon to read the press release issued by the Alliance. Click on the "ARCH2 Release" icon to read the statement issued by the ARCH2 partners. Click on the "Battelle FOA/ARCH 2 PP" icon to view and download a PowerPoint the outlines the FOA response process and the ARCH 2 project. Additional information about ARCH2 and the group's FOA activity will be posted on the Alliance website in the near future.

Alliance members urged to submit comments regarding three hydrogen-related energy tax credits impacted by recently passed Inflation Reduction Act

Hello and Happy Holidays from the Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance. We hope you and all our members had a great Thanksgiving and we want to once again express our gratitude for your support of the effort to bring a clean hydrogen hub to Ohio and the Appalachian region.

We are contacting you today to alert you to the fact that the Internal Revenue Service is seeking and accepting comments from interested parties regarding different aspects of extensions and enhancements of energy tax benefits/credits that were included in the Inflation Reduction Act.

The IRS believes that constructive comments will help the agency draft guidance that meets the needs of taxpayers entitled to claim energy credits. We agree with the IRS and so we are urging Alliance members to respond to the notices listed below. You may obtain detailed information about each benefit/credit by clicking on the notice number.

  • Notice 2022-56 requests comments related to the qualified commercial clean vehicles provisions and the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property.
     

  • Notice 2022-57 requests comments related to the credit for carbon capture.
     

  • Notice 2022-58 requests comments related to the credit for the production of clean hydrogen and the clean fuel production credit. 

 

OH2Hub Alliance member Mark D. Henning of the Energy Policy Center/Midwest Hydrogen Center of Excellence and the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University submitted the attached comment regarding the Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit.  Mark’s comment is posted at right. 

 

We commend Mark for sharing his insight and expertise with the IRS and we urge all our members to join him in shaping the nation’s energy policy. Comments are due by December 3, 2023 and may be submitted electronically by visiting https://www.regulations.gov/  and typing or pasting the appropriate notice number into the search bar at the top of the page.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Recovery Act creates an excellent opportunity for Ohio and Ohioans to reap the economic and environmental benefits generated by the federal government’s massive investment in the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technology.

To ensure that Ohio seizes this exciting opportunity, the Midwest Hydrogen Center of Excellence (MHCE), Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), Dominion Energy, and Cleveland State University have formed the “Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance,” a powerful broad-based coalition that will wage an aggressive, multi-faceted campaign to convince the federal government to site a hydrogen hub in the state.

Your participation in the Alliance will send a loud and clear signal to the Secretary of Energy and the Biden Administration that highly respected individuals and organizations recognize the value of and are invested in the growth of the clean hydrogen economy.

There is no cost associated with joining.  We ask only that you authorize us to list you and/or your organization as members of the Alliance and allow us to send you information about the campaign via email.

 

To become a member simply click here to complete and submit our membership form. Together we will make Ohio a leader in the development and deployment of clean hydrogen, the energy source that will power America and the world in the 21st Century.

OH2 Alliance members, business, government leaders discuss ongoing campaign to secure billions of dollars in federal funding for Ohio-based clean hydrogen hub project during Columbus press event

The Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance discussed the broad-based coalition’s ongoing campaign to convince the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to locate a Clean Hydrogen Hub (CHH) in the state of Ohio during a press conference hosted by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce on April 28, 2022. A total of $10 billion in funding for the creation of CHHs was included in the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Press conference participants included: 

  • Steve Stivers, President, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

  • Lewis Von Thaer, CEO, the Battelle Memorial Institute

  • Angelo Kafantaris, CEO, the Hyperion Corporation

  • Matt Cybulsky,  Director, Energy and Chemicals, JobsOhio

  • Kirt Conrad, CEO, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)

 

Following the press conference, the media and the public had the opportunity to view Hyperion’s XP-1 Hydrogen Electric Hypercar and two of SARTA’s hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) powered public transit vehicles. SARTA operates one of the largest fleets of HFC transit vehicles in North America.

To view videos of the event click on the screens at right or click here to visit the Alliance's YouTube channel.

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Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance spearheading effort to secure up to $2 billion in funding for clean hydrogen hub project

The Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance, a coalition comprised of energy producers, industrial consumers, research institutions, elected officials, and community leaders is spearheading a campaign to convince the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to locate a Clean Hydrogen Hub (CHH) in the state of Ohio. A total of $8 billion in funding for the creation of CHHs was included in the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

“The CHH funding in the IIJA creates the opportunity for Ohio and Ohioans to reap the economic and environmental benefits that will flow from the federal government’s commitment to and massive investment in the development of clean hydrogen technology,” Mr. Conrad said.

Founding Partners

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Oh2Alliance Members

Cascadia Energy
Technologies

Drenko Group LLC

EcoLake Enterprises

Evergreen Transportation
Fuels LLC

Pondersystems

State Representative
Michele Lepore-Hagan

Stark County Commissioner 
Richard Regula