HyVelocity Hub: Rapidly Scaling Clean Hydrogen Supply and Demand

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HyVelocity Hub: Rapidly Scaling Clean Hydrogen Supply and Demand

The HyVelocity Hub is a collaborative comprised of non-profit research organizations, academia, and leading energy companies working to advance the clean hydrogen ecosystem in Texas, Southwest Louisiana, and along the U.S. Gulf Coast. With more than 1,000 miles of dedicated hydrogen pipelines, and 48 hydrogen production plants, the Gulf Coast is already the nation’s largest hydrogen producer. It is home to a diverse array of energy resources, including hydrogen production facilities and pipelines, a large base of industrial energy consumers, and a skilled workforce. The HyVelocity Hub will support and build on Houston’s Clean Hydrogen Roadmap.

HyVelocity, is an industry-led hub that includes seven core industry participants: AES Corporation, Air Liquide, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi Power Americas, Orsted, and Sempra Infrastructure. HyVelocity is administered by GTI Energy, and includes a wide array of organizations, including organizing participants, The University of Texas at Austin, the Center for Houston’s Future, and Houston Advanced Research Center, and HyVelocity also has 90+ supporting partners from industry, community engagement and labor organizations, non-profits, academic, and state and local governments.

Neeraj Bhat

Head of US Hydrogen, AES

“As a member of the HyVelocity Hub, AES is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and other industry leaders in an effort to advance the hydrogen market. The funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will help advance critical infrastructure by supporting the establishment and growth of a clean hydrogen hub, bringing economic and social benefits to communities throughout the Gulf Coast while also accelerating decarbonization in the region. At AES, our purpose is to accelerate the future of energy, and we look forward to participating in the next steps of this public-private partnership.”

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Adam Peters

CEO, Air Liquide North America

“At Air Liquide, we’re proud to bring our 60 years of hydrogen expertise to the HyVelocity Hub, and to join our customers and industry partners in this initiative. Together, we will support the U.S. Department of Energy's vision for hydrogen ecosystem development and work to further deploy low-carbon and renewable hydrogen throughout the Gulf Coast. The HyVelocity Hub has great potential to model hydrogen’s ability to decarbonize industrial basins while transitioning our communities’ workforce towards high-paying, clean energy jobs.”

Katie Ellet

President of Hydrogen Energy & Mobility, North America, Air Liquide

“We are deeply honored to be selected for DOE funding for the HyVelocity Hub and we fully acknowledge the substantial responsibility it entails. As a founding member of HyVelocity, we are committed to using this federal investment to expedite the hydrogen market by leveraging our expertise across the hydrogen value chain and optimizing the assets of the Gulf Coast. This investment represents a pivotal step in decarbonizing our planet and revolutionizing mobility, serving as a powerful example of successful public-private partnerships in scaling up hydrogen and advancing the energy transition.”

Austin Knight

Vice President of Hydrogen, Chevron New Energies

“As one of the seven industry members of HyVelocity, Chevron is pleased to be part of this public-private partnership to advance a hydrogen hub that supports a lower carbon future. Chevron is pursuing commercial opportunities through partnerships demonstrating our desire to develop technology, build infrastructure and connect supply chains to deliver real-world hydrogen applications for customers.”

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Mark Klewpatinond

Hydrogen Global Business Manager, ExxonMobil

“If the world is going to make progress toward net-zero emissions, governments, universities, and companies need to work together to accelerate the development and deployment of critical solutions such as low carbon hydrogen. We look forward to helping HyVelocity Hub further advance hydrogen deployment across the Gulf Coast using our extensive experience.”

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Michael Ducker

Senior Vice President of Hydrogen Infrastructure, Mitsubishi Power

“This funding from the DOE is a powerful and significant step in the development of the HyVelocity Hydrogen Hub, a project that will provide important economic and social benefits to the Gulf Coast region and where a strong hydrogen infrastructure is already in place. At Mitsubishi Power, we believe that by bringing the right public and private partners together, we can collectively advance the role of hydrogen in a cleaner, carbon-free energy future. As one of the core industry partners, we look forward to providing our proven project development expertise and world-class hydrogen technology to the HyVelocity Hub.”

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Melissa Peterson

Head of Ørsted Americas P2X

“Ørsted is proud to be a part of the HyVelocity Hub and grateful for the support of the U.S. Department of Energy as we expand our power-to-x (P2X) solutions to decarbonize hard-to-electrify sectors in the United States. The Gulf Coast is well-positioned to be a leader in the production of green hydrogen and e-fuels, building on its legacy of American energy leadership, and the HyVelocity Hub will make the Houston area a catalyst for this critical technology. The Hub partnership will leverage cross-sector expertise, community partnerships and public-private investment to create high-quality, good-paying jobs while benefiting local communities and contributing to a cleaner energy future.”

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Justin Bird

CEO, Sempra Infrastructure

“Sempra Infrastructure is committed to investing in infrastructure opportunities that enable a sustainable and secure energy future, and today’s announcement is another milestone in this effort. Our participation in the HyVelocity Hub will further our strategy while unlocking new and equitable economic growth opportunities for communities throughout the Gulf Coast region. Our collaborative work with other HyVelocity participants is a significant step in our ability to support the energy transition and reductions in global emissions.”

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Paula A. Gant, PhD

President and CEO, GTI Energy

“It is our privilege to serve a catalyzing role in the economic transformation intended by DOE’s historic investment in scaling the production of clean hydrogen to meet growing regional demands, advance industrial transitions, and address the economic needs of long-underserved communities. Prioritizing strong community engagement and demonstrating an innovation ecosystem, the HyVelocity Hub will improve local air quality and create equitable access to clean, reliable, affordable energy for communities across the Gulf Coast region.”

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Brett Perlman

CEO, The Center for Houston’s Future

“We are excited to get to work making HyVelocity come to life. We look forward to spurring economic growth and development, creating jobs, and reducing emissions in ways that will benefit local communities and the Gulf Coast region as a whole. HyVelocity will be a model for creating a clean hydrogen ecosystem in an inclusive and equitable manner.”

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John Hall

President & CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center

“The Houston Advanced Research Center looks forward to working with HyVelocity to ensure that 40% or more of the benefits of this federal investment flow to disadvantaged communities, as outlined in the federal government’s Justice40 Initiative. We are committed to leveraging our expertise to support industrial climate equity and air quality efforts that breathe life into the communities that need it most. Disadvantaged communities impacted by HyVelocity’s operations are characterized by a lack of infrastructure investment, high joblessness, high energy burden, and environmental hardships. HyVelocity is committed to open and transparent dialogue with impacted communities to help deliver improved quality of life, provide good paying jobs, and grow women- and minority-owned businesses. HARC is proud to be a part of this effort.” 

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Rich Byrnes

Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port Houston

“Port Houston celebrates DOE’s approval of this historic HyVelocity Hub and funding for clean hydrogen. Clearly the Houston region’s unique combination of innovation, capital, infrastructure and will to drive the energy transition will deliver cleaner transportation, lower emissions and economic and environmental value for the next generation.”

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Jay Hartzell

President, The University of Texas at Austin

“The University of Texas is a national leader in energy research where hundreds of faculties and students are working with private sector partners and other academic institutions to develop, test, and deploy the next generation of clean hydrogen technology. UT Austin is proud and excited to lend its energy expertise and hydrogen experience to the HyVelocity Hub and work with its members to ensure that Texas flourishes in the coming hydrogen energy economy.”

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Brian Korgel

Energy Institute Director, The University of Texas at Austin

“The University of Texas at Austin is proud to be a founding member of the HyVelocity Hub, which will leverage this federal investment to accelerate the clean hydrogen ecosystem in Texas, Southwest Louisiana, and along the U.S. Gulf Coast. By advancing the global clean hydrogen market, we will help to decarbonize multiple sectors of the economy and support equitable economic development across the region.”

Texas and Gulf Coast's Regional Hydrogen Advantages

Texas and Gulf Coast's Regional Hydrogen Advantages infographic