The port of Long Beach has joined a public-private partnership alliance aimed at developing renewable hydrogen.

Marcus Hand | Oct 07, 2022

The port has become a member of the  Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems aimed capturing a portion of Federal funding to develop a renewable hydrogen market in California.

“Establishment of a hydrogen hub in California would support achieving our zero emission goals,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “With $8 billion in federal funding available, we want to ensure we have as much leverage as possible to see that our fair share comes to California, and specifically to the ports. This is a step toward this and accelerating the nation’s clean energy transition.”

The partnership was celebrated Thursday during a launch event at the Port Administration Building and attended by port, city, state and labour organisation offiicials.

ARCHES will serve as the lead applicant for California’s bid to win funding for a hydrogen hub under the US Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) programme.

“For almost 20 years, the Port of Long Beach has been a leader in sustainable seaport operations,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Sharon L. Weissman. “Partnerships like this have been a key to our success. Green hydrogen is an important fuel for the future of the shipping industry, and as we strive forward on the Port’s goals of zero-emissions cargo-handling by 2030 and trucks by 2035.”