Rocky Mountain states to team up on hydrogen tech proposal

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FILE - In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2014, a Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom in Tokyo. Four Rocky Mountain states announced plans Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, to cooperate on making the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen, more readily available and useful as fuel for cars, trucks and industry. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — 4 Rocky Mountain states will cooperate on growing methods to take advantage of considerable component within the universe, hydrogen, extra obtainable and helpful as clean-burning gas for automobiles, vehicles and trains, the states’ governors introduced Thursday.

http://erapa.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0vMVRDerXpuPHWTVOeX-LehkU2JVIZVAxjkd41d2HVUwQHDmuSRdaeh8Q Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming will plan a “hydrogen hub” to be constructed someplace within the area, drawing from $8 billion in not too long ago accepted federal infrastructure funding for 4 or extra such regional hubs within the U.S.

“This coalition represents a shared imaginative and prescient for the way forward for hydrogen within the Mountain West area,” Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon stated in a joint assertion with governors Jared Polis of Colorado, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Spencer Cox of Utah.

The Western Inter-State Hydrogen Hub can have amenities in all 4 states underneath plans to be submitted to the U.S. Division of Vitality, in keeping with an settlement signed Wednesday.

Objectives will embrace financial improvement and the “newest science, analysis and know-how for cost-effective technology, transportation, and use of fresh hydrogen,” the states’ settlement stated.