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Michigan Among Regions Selected for $7B Hydrogen Hub Project

October 16, 2023

Crain’s Detroit Business
Audrey LaForest, Kurt Nagl, and Dave Eggert
Oct. 13, 2023

Michigan is among a group of Midwestern states in line to receive up to $1 billion in federal funding to kickstart development and production of hydrogen fuel.

The $7 billion national program is a key component of President Joe Biden’s agenda to slow climate change.

Biden and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday announced details of the hydrogen hubs, which are expected to spur more than $40 billion in private investment and create tens of thousands of jobs, bringing the total public and private investment to nearly $50 billion, officials said.

The Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen, or MachH2, will create the regional hub and oversee the construction of a new hydrogen hub at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, where a separate hydrogen hub, announced last summer, is already in development. It will oversee the expansion of a hydrogen production and refueling center at the Flint-area Mass Transportation Authority. MachH2 also will work with the Michigan Infrastructure Office to build a hydrogen “truck stop of the future” in Detroit.