Cornell Joins NY-led Group to Propose Hydrogen Energy Hub

Cornell Joins NY-led Group to Propose Hydrogen Energy Hub

Cornell and two Cornell research-startups – Ecolectro and Standard Hydrogen Corporation – have joined a consortium that aims to propose a Northeast research hub to make hydrogen a viable, clean-energy alternative to carbon-based fuels. Ecolectro is a member of Cornell’s McGovern Center, an incubator in the Southern Tier Startup Alliance.

The New York-led multistate collaboration is guided by Gov. Kathy Hochul and organized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

With approximately $9.6 billion available in federal funding, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to request proposals starting in early May for regional hydrogen centers that would offer a broad array of services, which will likely include research and demonstration projects. The Northeast group plans to apply for a portion of that federal funding.

“Expanding the hydrogen market is critical to New York’s aggressive pursuit of clean-energy alternatives that will supercharge our economy and advance our climate goals,” Hochul said. “Coalitions like this one serve as a model to the nation on the collaboration that is required to meet this moment and bring us closer to a carbon-neutral future.”

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.