BATON ROUGE, Los angeles. (AP) — Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas are banding in combination in hopes of changing into certainly one of 4 “hydrogen hubs” supported by means of $8 billion in remaining 12 months’s federal infrastructure invoice, their governors introduced Thursday.
All 3 states have a protracted historical past of manufacturing and transporting liquid and fuel fuels and feedstocks, and industries that would use hydrogen as gas or in production, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, mentioned in a joint information unlock with Republican Govs. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas.
The states mentioned they are going to paintings in combination to broaden, produce, and use hydrogen as gas and production feedstock.
“Oklahoma is venerated to enroll in in forming this partnership, now not as a result of comfort, or necessity, however relatively as a result of we proportion a identical imaginative and prescient and objectives for the manufacturing, use, and financial affect that may outcome from developing this hydrogen financial system,” Stitt mentioned.
Hutchinson mentioned, “In Arkansas, now we have a rising and numerous power portfolio and herbal sources necessary to any a success regional hub.”
That is no less than the 3rd proposed hydrogen hub. 4 Rocky Mountain states introduced their proposal in February. Previous that month, SoCalGas proposed one for the Los Angeles Basin.