Firstly, the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Partnership is formed by Linde, Energy Harbor, GE Aerospace, Cleveland-Cliffs and the University of Toledo. It announced it has moved forward with its Department of Energy (DOE) hydrogen hub application.
Secondly, this coalition will transition Midwest manufacturing, mobility, power generation and technology operators away from greenhouse gas emitting feedstocks and fuels, to hydrogen, a low carbon alternative solution.
Thirdly, it will also attract investors and new businesses who value access to low carbon hydrogen resulting in jobs at prevailing wages, support for disadvantaged communities and a healthier environment.
Clean hydrogen hub
In addition, the region is ideal for a clean hydrogen hub. It has unique access to ample carbon free nuclear power; the major crossroads of I-80 and I-75, high concentration of manufacturing and technology companies; Great Lakes marine shipping fleet and a highly skilled workforce.
The partners, including Linde, Energy Harbor, GE Aerospace, Cleveland-Cliffs, multiple glass manufacturers and the University of Toledo, will develop low carbon hydrogen on site at Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant.
This industry-led hydrogen hub intends to ensure that the Midwest is a leader in decarbonization so that regional industries and supply chains are globally competitive, and opportunities are created for workers and their communities.
Frank Calzonetti, vice president for research at The University of Toledo.
Differences in the market
GLCH will differentiate from other initiatives through the use of existing carbon free infrastructure from Energy Harbor’s safe. Also because of the reliable nuclear power generation, the technology that produces low carbon hydrogen at a very competitive price, the diverse distribution channels and the hydrogen-ready facilities.
Moreover, it will be a vital source to the automotive, power generation, trucking, steel manufacturing and technology suppliers. Also, it will serve to be a future connection between the East Coast and the broader Midwest. That includes Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Finally America’s energy future will be built right here in the industrial heartland. Through remarkable collaboration between local companies, universities and public and private sector organizations, the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen coalition will harness the talents and expertise of the region to solidify the United States´ role. It is as a leader in hydrogen production, growing economy and supporting good-paying jobs.
About Energy Harbor
Energy Harbor is a highly reliable provider of carbon free baseload electricity. Also, it is committed to Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) principles. Those critical to meeting the nation’s emissions goals and accelerating the country’s clean energy transition.
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. Its misión is making the world more productive every day. Provides high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.