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Hydrogen Hub MACH2: What is it and what’s the impact on the Delaware River Watershed Region?

Hydrogen Hub MACH2: What is it and what’s the impact on the Delaware River Watershed Region?

Please Join Us - Webinar Tuesday, December 5!

Hydrogen Hub MACH2 Webinar
6:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 5

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  • Featuring scientist and Hydrogen Expert Dr. Robert W. Howarth;
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum;
  • Karen Feridun, Co-Founder of Better Path Coalition;
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network Deputy Director Tracy Carluccio
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network Advocacy and Policy Coordinator Anneke van Rossum

Last month the Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations announced the earmarking of $7 Billion in federal funding for “hydrogen hubs” across the nation, utilizing the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act of 2021. There are two hubs proposed to be located in Pennsylvania – one in the Delaware River Watershed called Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub (MACH2) and one called the Appalachian Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) in western PA. MACH2 is planned to be located in the Delaware River Watershed, centered in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

This December 5th webinar will focus on MACH2.

President Joe Biden announced that the MACH2 “hub alone is going to produce 100,000 tons of hydrogen per year”.  It is supposed to manufacture and use “pink hydrogen” from nuclear energy, so-called “green hydrogen” from renewables, “blue hydrogen” from fracked gas, and “orange hydrogen”. The details of the estimated 17 sites that would make up the MACH2 Hub are not being shared with the public but we are piecing together information from websites, briefings, news media, and documents we are obtaining through file reviews at various agencies. Our presenters will share what we are learning and their expertise on hydrogen and what the MACH2 hub could mean for our region. For more information go here.

We will hear from renowned biogeochemist and ecosystem scientist Professor Robert Howarth about hydrogen production and use and its implications for the environment and the climate.

MACH2 has $750M of public tax funding promised. But the funding has not been released for the MACH2 hub or any other hub yet. Let’s talk about what we can do to prevent hydrogen hub pollution and the public health ad safety threats it entails.

Please join us to learn more, ask questions, and get engaged!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM