HyBuil Carolinas initiative by GHC boosts inclusive clean energy transition

The Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC), a nonprofit educational organization devoted to increasing the use of green hydrogen to has unveiled a brand-new project called HyBuild Carolinas.

In North and South Carolina, this initiative will ignite momentum for the delivery of green hydrogen on a large scale at cheap cost, promoting multi-sector decarbonization and local economic growth.

Through gatherings and analytical investigations, this effort involves players from throughout the green hydrogen ecosystem in a welcoming platform. In order to accelerate the use of green hydrogen in the environment and economy of North and South Carolina, HyBuild Carolinas will jointly create a regional vision and roadmap.

Green hydrogen, according to the GHC, is defined as “hydrogen produced from non-fossil fuel feedstocks and possesses climate integrity (emits zero or de minimis greenhouse gas emissions on a lifetime basis)”. Globally traded hydrogen can decarbonize hard-to-reduce industries like heavy-duty transportation, firm dispatchable power, industrial processes, shipping, and aviation when produced from renewable and carbon-free sources. In the Carolinas, there is the potential for abundant, affordable, renewable, and carbon-free energy sources. This opens up new avenues for the production of green hydrogen.

Key industry participants from all facets of the green hydrogen value chain, including scalable users, renewable developers, utilities, equipment suppliers, and infrastructure owners and operators, support HyBuild Carolinas. A wide spectrum of advisors and supporting partners, including environmental organizations, academic and research institutions, and workforce leaders, will provide advice for the program.

In order to develop a vision for delivering mass-scale, affordable green hydrogen in the Carolinas and achieve a clean and just energy transition, HyBuild Carolinas will soon undertake analyses to comprehend green hydrogen demand and enabling infrastructure possibilities. Donations from Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Siemens Energy, and Williams are used to support the current scope of work.

Through quantification of community advantages from a green hydrogen economy, such as pollution reduction, economic growth, and job creation, future study will concentrate on maximizing the community value proposition for green hydrogen in the area.

The GHC’s HyBuild Carolinas effort will lay the groundwork for more rapid development, and its findings, which are available to the public, will assist in informing any regional proposals for federal financing for hydrogen hubs. HyBuild Carolinas’ goal is to make sure that the final regional hydrogen vision is inclusive, maintains the integrity of the climate, and offers exciting prospects for local communities. It is a mission-driven project for the benefit of the general public.

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