U-M’s MI-Hydrogen to participate in new Midwest hydrogen hub
The University of Michigan's hydrogen initiative, MI Hydrogen, for which School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Professor Gregory Keoleian is a co-director, will participate in a new regional clean energy hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Called the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2), the hub is a coalition of more than 70 public and private organizations in the Midwest that will focus on building a clean hydrogen economy and reducing emissions across multiple heavy-emitting sectors.
“University of Michigan is excited to collaborate with Northwestern, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab and industry partners from Michigan and other Midwest states to evaluate the environmental and economic performance of the MachH2 hub, which is tackling difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy,” said Gregory Keoleian, who, in addition to being co-director of MI Hydrogen, is co-director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at SEAS, and the Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems.
“Using life cycle assessment methods, we will analyze the carbon reduction benefits from the deployment of hydrogen technologies and inform the scale-up and expansion of the hub to contribute to broader national climate policy goals,” Keoleian added.