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Four Western states joining forces to create hydrogen hubs

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Story at a glance

  • Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico have signed an agreement to create ‘hydrogen hubs’ in all four states.
  • The states’ governors announced the agreement had been signed on Wednesday.
  • Some of the goals of the agreement are to boost economic development and use the latest science to generate and transport hydrogen.

Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado are banding together to develop new ways to make hydrogen more available as fuel for vehicles.  

The states’ governors announced Thursday they signed an agreement to create a regional clean hydrogen hub, and that the states will compete for a slice of the $8 billion in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to go towards the development of at least four hubs.  

“This coalition represents a shared vision for the future of hydrogen in the mountain west region, expands the resources beyond what each state has individually and reaffirms Wyoming’s commitment to supply hydrogen to consumers throughout the Western States,” said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R).  


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According to the agreement, the Western Inter-State Hydrogen Hub will have facilities in all four states and additional interested states can be added to the MOU in order to help create the hubs.  

Some of the goals of the endeavor include bolstering economic development and using the “latest science, research, and technology for cost-effective generation, transportation and use of clean hydrogen.”  

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on the plant and some in the auto and truck industry view it as the “fuel of the future.” Earlier this month, Toyota announced it commissioned Yamaha Motor to develop a hydrogen-fueled engine.  


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