(The Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC) released the following news on November 1, 2022.)
Sacramento, CA – The Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC) – an academic nonprofit dedicated to advancing the role of green hydrogen to accelerate a carbon-free energy future – today announced the launch of a new initiative, HyBuild.TM Carolinas. This effort will create momentum to achieve large, low-cost, green hydrogen deliveries in North and South Carolina, driving multi-sector decarbonization and local economic development.
This initiative involves participants from across the green hydrogen ecosystem in an inclusive platform through conferences and analytical studies. HyBuild Carolinas will develop a regional vision and roadmap to accelerate the role of green hydrogen in North and South Carolina’s environment and economy.
GHC defines green hydrogen as “hydrogen that is produced from non-fossil-fuel feedstocks and has climate integrity (emitting zero or de minimis* greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis).” Hydrogen is something that is traded around the world – when it is produced from renewable and carbon-free sources – it can decarbonize heavy-emitting sectors, including heavy transport, strong transmission power, industrial processes, shipping and aviation. The opportunity for abundant, low-cost, renewable, and zero-carbon energy sources in the Carolinas creates alternative ways to produce green hydrogen. The launch of HyBuild Carolinas is timely, given the urgent need to find alternatives to fossil fuels to reduce energy costs, increase energy security, and ensure sustainability.
“As the largest airline in the Carolinas, we are proud to support HyBuild Carolinas, which will play an important role in accelerating the development of green hydrogen in one of our most important markets. Decarbonizing air travel requires a collaborative approach across all sectors of the economy, and the Green Hydrogen Coalition is helping to lead the way in North Carolina and South Carolina. Green hydrogen is key to expanding sustainable aviation fuel and hydrogen propulsion, the two cornerstones of America’s net-zero goal by 2050.”
- Jill Blickstein, Vice President of Sustainability, American Airlines
“Nucor is proud to be a HyBuild Carolinas Consultant. The green economy is built on steel, and Nucor’s clean, renewable steel is building our nation’s clean energy infrastructure while helping the world meet its climate goals. Nucor is involved and We believe that green hydrogen , where possible, will play an important role in our sustainable future.
- Greg Murphy, Executive Vice President of Business Services and General Counsel for Nucor Corporation
HyBuild Carolinas is supported by key industry stakeholders from across the green hydrogen value chain, including potential buyers, renewable developers, utilities, equipment suppliers, and building owners and operators. The initiative will receive input from a diverse range of Advisers and Supporters, including environmental organizations, academic and research institutions, and labor leaders.
“Green hydrogen is the key to deep decarbonization technology and the preservation and creation of high-quality family-friendly jobs. Hydrogen can reduce emissions while leveraging both our existing infrastructure and the skills of our current workforce. This is an opportunity for workers from disadvantaged areas to be trained for a career in sectors ranging from construction to manufacturing to power generation.”
- Brad Markell, Executive Director, AFL-CIO
In the near future, HyBuild Carolinas will conduct an analysis to understand the need for green hydrogen and to enable the infrastructure conditions to establish a vision to achieve large-scale, low-cost green hydrogen in the Carolinas and advance the clean and fair energy transition. The current scope of work is supported by donations from Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Siemens Energy, and Williams.
“Duke Energy is uniquely positioned in the Carolinas with a strong base of carbon-free nuclear power and rapidly growing facilities that can contribute to hydrogen production. We will need carbon-free resources – like hydrogen – to achieve our emissions reduction goals and we thank the Green Hydrogen Coalition for their leadership as we work to engage our peers, customers, potential partners and all other stakeholders to build support for a hydrogen hub in the region. Collaborations like this will be critical to advancing the hydrogen economy.”
- Swati Daji, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Planning, Duke Energy
“Williams believes we can use our natural gas transportation resources to accelerate the development of hydrogen hubs and the clean hydrogen economy. Our existing energy network serves some of the nation’s largest markets and is well positioned to meet the future hydrogen demand of domestic users in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. .”
- Brian Hlavinka, Vice President of New Energy Ventures, Williams
“When it comes to building an inclusive future, we know we can’t do it alone. Collaboration between committed partners around the world will be key to delivering clean hydrogen solutions that will not only be reliable, but make economic sense within our energy infrastructure. We need to continue to expand renewable energy sources and increase sector integration, which means the integration of renewables and Power-to-X solutions using green hydrogen. Siemens Energy is proud to support HyBuild Carolinas to help lead the development of the hydrogen economy in the Carolinas and across the US”
- Rich Voorberg, President, Siemens Energy North America
Future work will focus on expanding the social value proposition of green hydrogen in the region by measuring the social benefits from a green hydrogen economy, such as pollution reduction, economic development and job creation.
“GHC is pleased to be deeply involved in the Carolinas, which have all the necessary ingredients to drive a successful green hydrogen economy. The Carolinas feature promising applications for green hydrogen, forward-thinking leaders committed to rapid progress, and access to enabling infrastructure throughout the value chain. With Europe’s growing energy crisis, North and South Carolina are well-positioned to provide the green hydrogen that will drive the world’s clean energy revolution.
- Janice Lin, Founder and President, Green Hydrogen Coalition
GHC’s HyBuild Carolinas initiative will create a foundation for rapid progress, and its publicly available results will help inform any funding requests for a regional hydrogen hub. As a community-driven effort, HyBuild Carolinas aims to ensure that the regional vision for hydrogen is inclusive, climate-friendly, and creates exciting opportunities for local communities.
To learn more about HyBuild Carolinas and get involved on the platform, visit www.ghcoalition.org/hybuild-carolinas
About the Green Hydrogen Coalition
The Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, is dedicated to facilitating actions and policies to advance the production and use of green hydrogen in all sectors where it will accelerate the future of renewable energy. carbon.
HyBuild™ North America is GHC’s platform for designing low-quality, low-cost, large-scale, green hydrogen hubs across the continent. The platform’s first regional focus, HyBuild Los Angeles, was launched in 2020 and identified a way to reach $2/kg that brings green hydrogen costs to the Los Angeles Basin to work in multiple sectors, reduce air pollution, and create diversity. skilled local jobs. HyBuild Carolinas will utilize the best practices from HyBuild Los Angeles, with respect for the unique strengths and landscape of stakeholders in the Carolinas.
To learn more about GHC, visit https://www.ghcoalition.org/