Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

Maine has joined a multi-state Northeast consortium to explore funding opportunities through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs initiative. Partners include the States of New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, as well as a diverse set of public and private hydrogen ecosystem partners from across the region.

The coalition will focus on the integration of renewables - such as onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, and solar PV - into clean hydrogen production, and the evaluation of clean hydrogen for use in transportation, including for medium and heavy- duty vehicles, heavy industry, and power generation applications or other appropriate uses consistent with decarbonization efforts in tandem with electrification.

For more information on this coalition, see the press release here

The funding opportunity is anticipated to be announced this fall, by the U.S. Department of Energy, with up to $8 billion in funding available. Additional information about this funding is available here

If you have an interest in developing clean hydrogen projects (involving hydrogen generation, consumption and/or related services) in Maine which could contribute to a compelling and competitive application to the DOE’s anticipated hydrogen hub funding opportunity and to the hydrogen economy in the Northeast, please complete our Maine Clean Hydrogen Market Survey.

For more information, please contact Caroline Colan at

Additional Resources:

What is hydrogen and how is it produced?

What is ‘electrolytic hydrogen?’

Hydrogen infographic. Source: US Department of Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Office