Rocky Mountain states to team up on hydrogen tech proposal

FILE - In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2014, a Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom in Tokyo. Four Rocky Mountain states announced plans Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, to cooperate on making the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen, more readily available and useful as fuel for cars, trucks and industry. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — 4 Rocky Mountain states will cooperate on creating methods to take advantage of plentiful component within the universe, hydrogen, extra out there and helpful as clean-burning gas for automobiles, vehicles and trains, the states’ governors introduced Thursday.

Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming will plan a “hydrogen hub” to be constructed someplace within the area, drawing from $8 billion in lately accepted federal infrastructure funding for 4 or extra such regional hubs within the U.S.

“This coalition represents a shared imaginative and prescient for the way forward for hydrogen within the Mountain West area,” Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon stated in a joint assertion with governors Jared Polis of Colorado, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Spencer Cox of Utah.

The Western Inter-State Hydrogen Hub may have services in all 4 states underneath plans to be submitted to the U.S. Division of Power, in accordance with an settlement signed Wednesday.

Targets will embody financial improvement and the “newest science, analysis and expertise for cost-effective era, transportation, and use of unpolluted hydrogen,” the states’ settlement stated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.