The Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) submitted its DOE application to become one of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

PNWH2 is a multistate coalition that includes Washington, Oregon, and Montana and public and private entities working together to bring clean hydrogen power solutions that leverage the region’s renewable energy sources to market in the coming years to help meet the nation’s clean energy goals.

Up to approximately $1 billion in federal funding would have the potential for tens of thousands of jobs associated with a successful hub proposal in the Pacific Northwest.

The PNWH2 Hub concept envisions creating a dynamic Pacific Northwest network of clean, renewable hydrogen suppliers and end-users to decarbonize some of the hardest-to-abate sectors, such as heavy-duty transportation, aviation, maritime, agriculture, and industrial operations.

“This transformational opportunity to accelerate development of the nation’s clean energy economy is tailor-made for the Pacific Northwest, where a proud tradition of technological innovation and collaboration in taking on bold challenges is in our nature,” said Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek.

Read more: Washington State Department of Commerce