June 20, 2024

Texas is already globally recognized for our leadership in energy, standing as the top energy-producing state in the nation. More recently, Texas has garnered attention for our potential in an emerging energy source: hydrogen.

In October 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the industry-led partnership HyVelocity Hub was selected to receive funding to develop a new Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub along the Gulf Coast. The Hub will work to advance the clean hydrogen ecosystem in Texas and solidify our state as a national leader in clean hydrogen infrastructure and supply. HyVelocity has more than 90 supporting partners from industry, community engagement and labor organizations, nonprofits, academic institutions and state and local governments. (Infographic Credit: HyVelocity Hub)Texas is also paving new roads in hydrogen research. With support from the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, along with various corporate partners, opened a new hydrogen research and demonstration facility in April 2024. Considered a significant leap forward in the clean hydrogen economy, this first-of-its-kind hydrogen proto-hub will power a stationary fuel cell for clean, reliable power to the Texas Advanced Computing Center and supply zero-emission fuel to a fleet of Toyota electric vehicles and fuel cell drones.
ImageIn recent years, Texas has been selected for new major hydrogen facility projects. The AES Corporation announced plans for a new mega-scale green hydrogen facility in Wilbarger County. Expected to be the nation’s largest green