Biden Administration Awards $7 Billion for Seven New Hydrogen Hubs

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 11/7/2023 The Biden administration is making good on its pledge to invest billions in “clean” hydrogen, with the announcement of $7 billion in awards for regional hydrogen hubs. The funding was included in the 2021 Infrastructure Law to establish multiple regional hubs to produce hydrogen for fuel, agricultural, and industrial uses. … Read more

Maritime Shipping: Overcoming the Challenges of the Clean Energy Transition 

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 8/8/2023 Zondits has reported extensively on alternative transportation fuels. That reporting has focused on land and air transportation. But with the recognition that almost all internationally traded goods, including fossil fuels such as gasoline, coal, and liquid natural gas, are transported by sea. The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates … Read more

“This is an enormous opportunity. It’s going to require not just a whole-of-government effort but a whole-of-America effort to get us there.”

Originally published in E&E News, Jennifer Granholm said, “This is an enormous opportunity. It’s going to require not just a whole-of-government effort but a whole-of-America effort to get us there.” Read the full article here: DOE finalizes national hydrogen road map – E&E News (

India Reportedly on Track to Deploy Hydrogen-Powered Trains

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 10/3/2022 Canadian producer of fuel cell systems, Ballard Power Systems, has reached an agreement with Medha Servo Drives to provide hydrogen fuel cells for commuter trains operated by India Railways. Eight fuel cells will be incorporated in the retrofitting of two locomotives that are currently powered by conventional diesel engines. The … Read more

“Hydrogen Economy” Proponents get a Boost from the Inflation Reduction Act

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 9/23/2022 Much of the energy news surrounding the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has focused on tax credits for electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging networks, solar energy, and the opening of both offshore and onshore federal lands for both wind and fossil fuel development. But the promise of “clean” hydrogen has not … Read more

Hydrogen plays significant role in our Energy Transition

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 3/17/2022 Recent technical advancements point to an increased probability that hydrogen will play a significant role in the transition of energy away from greenhouse gas (GHG) producing fossil fuels. Gasoline and natural gas are both fuels that are targets for displacement by hydrogen. Major automobile engine manufacturers are working on hydrogen-powered … Read more

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Grant Awarded by Shell, 9/14/20. Dive Brief: The California Energy Commission has awarded almost $116 million to expand hydrogen refueling systems in the state. Among the proposed recipients was Shell’s Equilon Enterprises, also known as Shell Hydrogen, which could get nearly $41 million.  Shell Hydrogen is proposing to add fueling at 48 existing Shell retail stations and to upgrade … Read more

Hydrogen is Key Element in Bloom Energy’s New Market Launch

Originally published by, July 15, 2020 Shares of Bloom Energy surged nearly 40 percent on Wednesday, lifting the fuel cell maker above its initial public offering price for the first time since 2018, after the California-based company announced it would enter the commercial hydrogen market. Bloom’s core product is its Energy Server, which converts … Read more

Refueling the Future of Heating with Hydrogen


The hydrogen city: clean, green & another nail in the fossil fuel coffin The Fifth Estate, April 12, 2016. Image credit: brainbuffet Hydrogen produces only water and heat when burnt and, if made using renewable fuels, is zero carbon. Leeds in the UK is investigating the potential to convert its natural gas to hydrogen in a … Read more