Philadelphia House Delegation hails grants awarded to hydrogen hub to further advance Biden’s clean energy plan in PA

Philadelphia is one of two regional hubs to produce and deliver hydrogen fuel

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13 – The Philadelphia House Delegation lauded today the announcement of federal grants awarded through the Department of Energy to a hydrogen hub located in Philadelphia and emphasized the importance of using renewable energy sources as a path to an environmentally friendly state and country.

Two hydrogen projects, Philadelphia area Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub and Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub, based in West Virginia, will receive part of $7 billion in federal grants.

It is anticipated that President Joe Biden would make the official announcement during a visit to the City of Philadelphia on Friday.

Philadelphia House Delegation Chairwoman Rep. Morgan Cephas explained that these grants will play a crucial role in the production and processing of clean hydrogen which would accelerate President Biden’s target of a 100 percent clean electrical grid by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Our delegation applauds the selection of our city to generate and distribute hydrogen fuel. We fully support the President’s energy plan. By generating hydrogen energy not only will we access a more efficient fuel and eliminate unnecessary costs, but we would also improve air quality across our city, affect environmental justice, as well as several other benefits,” Cephas said.

“These are significant investments that would help decarbonize the U.S economy by plummeting emissions in a wide range of key sectors like industry and transportation. Hydrogen is a clean and sustainable energy. We are talking about a great substitute to fossil fuels,” she added.

According to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program – or H2Hubs – includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America. 

The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program is part of a greater $8 billion hydrogen hub program created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.