Transport Topics: North Dakota Forms Regional Hub With 3 States

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Article written by Noël Fletcher

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has formed a regional hydrogen hub with the governors of Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin as states continue to jockey in the race for federal funds and national eminence.

“By bringing together our expertise in agriculture and energy production, we can create a world-class hydrogen hub and do even more as states to feed and fuel the nation and the world,” Burgum noted.

The Heartland Hydrogen Hub was formed Oct. 5 through a three-page memorandum of understanding among the four states to use their combined strengths to create a regional clean hydrogen hub to help meet U.S. clean energy, transportation and agricultural needs.

The MOU said that the group of states is a bipartisan effort whose member states already have several planned clean hydrogen projects “that competitively favor the region’s leadership in the hydrogen economy, including plans for greenfield development of clean hydrogen projects as well as some of the largest brownfield conversion assets with the goal of being the largest in the country.”

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