Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association

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The Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) is a multi-state nonprofit coalition of public and private partners planning to create a hydrogen network in the Pacific Northwest, called the PNWH2 Hub, to develop and bring to market clean hydrogen power solutions that can help us meet the nation’s clean energy goals.

The coalition includes the states of Washington, Oregon and Montana, and representatives from Tribal Nations, labor, business and industry, higher education, government, and the environmental community spanning the region.


Delivering the vision for a Pacific Northwest regional hydrogen hub

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the PNWH2 Hub for award negotiations as one of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs in October 2023 as part of a competitive nationwide process.

DOE’s vision is that the hubs “will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy. Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems.”

As proposed, the PNWH2 Hub will focus on demonstrating low-carbon intensity and economically viable hydrogen production and use in hard-to-abate sectors to replace carbon-intensive processes. The hub’s efforts will accelerate the deployment of these technologies and enable infrastructure, attract greater investments from the private sector in our region, and promote high-quality jobs in our communities with a strong focus on social equity and environmental justice as guiding principles.

A circular, cooperative approach to hydrogen research and commercialization.

About the Office of Clean
Energy Demonstrations

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) was established to accelerate clean energy technologies and fill a critical innovation gap on the path to achieving our nation’s climate goals of net zero emissions by 2050. OCED’s mission is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system. Visit to learn more.


“Washington state and our many partners in this effort got here today because we have the commitment to innovation, nation-leading climate policies and economic bona fides to build even more clean energy resources here in Washington. This hub will be another example that the transition to all renewable energy is not only saving our planet but contributing to robust economic growth. The projects in this hub will support thousands of new jobs in Washington and the Northwest, while slashing emissions in sectors such as heavy-duty transportation, maritime, agriculture, and industrial operations.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

“Oregon has long been a leader in clean, renewable energy production. This transformational opportunity to accelerate development of the nation’s clean energy economy is tailor-made for the Pacific Northwest, where a proud tradition of technological innovation and collaboration in taking on bold challenges is in our nature. I am grateful for this exciting investment from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Biden Administration.”

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek

“Through its investment in St. Regis, the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub will create more good-paying Montana jobs and ramp up American-made energy in the Treasure State. Montana will continue to embrace every opportunity to be a leader in energy innovation with our all-of-the-above energy policy.”

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

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