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Dingell Announces $50 Million for Clean Hydrogen Facility in Plymouth

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced that Nel Hydrogen will receive $50 million from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen Fuel Technologies Office to support the development of a new clean hydrogen facility in Plymouth. This funding is part of a $750 million investment in 52 projects across 24 states to dramatically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce America's global leadership in the growing clean hydrogen industry. The new facility is expected to generate a total capital investment of up to $400 million and create more than 500 good-paying clean energy manufacturing jobs in Michigan.
"This investment will create hundreds of good-paying jobs, bring millions of dollars to our local economy, and keep Michigan at the forefront of clean energy innovation and technology,” Dingell said. “Green hydrogen is one of the most promising technologies in the transition to a clean energy future, and will support the industries that have long been central to our state, from mobility to manufacturing. I'm proud to have Nel Hydrogen here in Plymouth Township and will continue to work to make sure Michigan leads the way in the fight against climate change and work to achieve a net-zero economy."
“This is a tremendous win for Plymouth Township and our Michigan International Technology Center,” said Plymouth Township Supervisor Kurt Heise. “NEL Hydrogen and many other businesses are settling in the MITC corridor, creating good-paying jobs, expanding our tax base, and cleaning our environment. NEL Hydrogen’s selection of Plymouth Township reflects a collaborative effort between the Township, State, and Federal Government.  Job creators, entrepreneurs, and innovators know that Plymouth Township is business-friendly and focused on the future.  We’re looking forward to working with NEL to get this exciting project up and running.”

“The Biden-Harris Administration is propelling an American-led clean hydrogen economy that is delivering good-paying, high-quality jobs and accelerating a manufacturing renaissance in communities across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “The projects announced today—funded by the President’s Investing in America agenda—will supercharge our progress and ensure our leadership in clean hydrogen will be felt across the nation for generations to come.” 

Clean hydrogen is set to play a vital role in reducing emissions from our most energy-intensive and polluting sectors. These sectors include key economic engines that are essential to the modern American economy and quality of life, such as heavy-duty transportation and industrial and chemical processes like steelmaking and fertilizer production. Clean hydrogen can also support the expansion of clean electricity by providing a means for long-duration energy storage and offering flexibility and multiple revenue streams for all types of clean power generation—including renewables, advanced nuclear, and other innovative technologies. By enabling the development of diverse, domestic clean energy pathways across multiple sectors of the economy, hydrogen development will strengthen American energy independence and accelerate the American manufacturing boom that has already created over 800,000 manufacturing jobs since President Biden took office. 

Managed by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), these projects represent the first phase of implementation of two provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which authorizes $1 billion for research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen produced via electrolysis and $500 million for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of improved processes and technologies for manufacturing and recycling clean hydrogen systems and materials.
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