Senator Casey: “This Hub Will Bring Good Union Jobs, Economic Growth, and Clean Energy Innovation to the Region.”
The $750 Million Hydrogen Hub Will Create 20,800 Good-Paying Jobs With Funding From The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act That Senator Casey Helped Pass Into Law
PENNSYLVANIA – Senator Bob Casey’s work on a new, innovative $750 million hydrogen hub in the Philadelphia region will create 20,800 good-paying jobs. The hub in Philadelphia was announced last week, along with an Appalachian hub that will also bring economic growth to Western Pennsylvania.
The historic investment will bring significant economic growth to the region thanks to funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Senator Casey helped pass into the law.
Read more about the 20,000+ jobs coming to Pennsylvania:
- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded up to $750 million to develop a “hydrogen hub” in Southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced Friday morning.
- Known as the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2), the project would include the City of Philadelphia and multiple partners throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
- “The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub is a gamechanger for Southeastern Pennsylvania,” Casey said. “This hub will bring good union jobs, economic growth, and clean energy innovation to the region.”
- The funding comes from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law in November 2021.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Report: Pa. to receive federal grants for two hydrogen hubs
- In a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, President Joe Biden is expected to announce that two hydrogen hubs partially located in Pennsylvania will receive federal grants from the Department of Energy.
- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said a hydrogen hub could “power the industries upon which our workers and our world depends,” during a visit with Pittsburgh union workers in late June.
Politics PA: PA hydrogen hubs among winners of $7B in grants
- Designed to incentivize producers, infrastructure owners and offtakers to work together, the funds hope to allow the development of a much-needed hydrogen value chain — allowing them to attract financing, actually build their projects and decarbonize some of the country’s most polluting sectors.
- The awards, taken together, mark a huge victory for Pennsylvania.
- The Philadelphia region will get $750 million to create the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub, or MACH-2.
- The project will include new hydrogen production facilities intended to wean manufacturers, electricity generators and vehicles off of coal and oil in the years to come. The hub is expected to bring more than 20,000 jobs to the region, including 6,400 permanent jobs. The majority will be union positions.