Mike Graff talks hydrogen hubs with Chemical Week Magazine
Published on June 16, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Hydrogen Hubs program has put hydrogen project development on the fast-track across the country. That’s because the program aims to invest $8 billion dollars in regional hydrogen hubs nationwide, and hopeful hubs are lining up from coast to coast, and in between.
For Air Liquide, the Hydrogen Hubs program is a welcome initiative and one that supports its own investment ambition. Having already invested over $1 billion in the hydrogen market in the U.S., the Group intends to invest an additional nearly $10 billion in the low-carbon hydrogen value chain globally by 2035. This investment history, market prowess and involvement in several major hubs is highlighted by American Air Liquide Chairman & CEO Mike Graff in the latest edition of Chemical Week Magazine from S&P Global Commodity Insights.
In reporter Jameson Croteau’s feature, Hub hopefuls: US policy spurs the clean hydrogen transition, readers will discover the position of the North American hydrogen market relative to Europe, an overview of the Hydrogen Hubs Program and its growth from the Inflation Reduction Act, and a spotlight on a few of the regional hubs vying for selection from the DOE.
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“Part of hydrogen's central place in the decarbonization efforts is due to its unique versatility, nimbleness and resilience as well as its importance to US energy leadership and its ability to reach into high-impact, hard-to-abate sectors, such as chemicals and steel and cement making.”
- Mike Graff
“These hubs are critical to the maturation of a robust hydrogen economy — one that will not only make low-carbon hydrogen more accessible and affordable to the industrial users in each region, but also support the existing energy workforce present, while creating new, long-term jobs.”
- Mike Graff