The Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen (GLCH) partners are submitting an application to establish a hydrogen center in the Midwest. Hydrogen would be an alternative to fossil fuels in the mobility, electricity and technology sectors.
A strategic location
GLCH includes Energy Harbor, Linde, GE Aeorospace, Cleveland-Cliffs or the University of Toledo. The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant site is a strategic location. Indeed, it is located in the Midwest region.
This area appears to be a major intersection of I-80 and I-75. This includes access to a large amount of carbon-free nuclear power and a skilled workforce. Hydrogen will power local manufacturing and technology companies.
An attractive price
GLCH enjoys the reputation of partner Energy Harbor, an electricity provider known for its commitment to sustainable energy. Its attractive price is also an argument as well as its advanced technology. In addition, a variety of channels and facilities are already ready for hydrogen.
This project appeals to investors who are willing to support the GLCH to create jobs and a healthier environment. The Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the center to the tune of $8 billion. Partnering with technology providers, consumers, and federal laboratories is essential for its implementation.
The U.S. wants to improve the deployment ofhydrogen, which is also coveted by China. The country seems even decided to become a reference of sustainable energy as announced by the American representative Marcy Kapturs:
“Through a remarkable collaboration between local businesses, universities, and public and private sector organizations, the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Partnership will harness our region’s talent and expertise to solidify America’s role as a leader in hydrogen production – growing our economy and supporting good-paying jobs.”
Plug Power, First Solar, Nexceris and many other companies support the creation of the center.
GLCH will serve the Ohio and Michigan regions for automotive suppliers. In addition, it will also serve as a future connection between the East Coast and the greater Midwest. Finally, it differs from other platform initiatives by using a carbon-free infrastructure.