(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota is teaming up with nearby states for the development of a regional hydrogen hub.
Governor Doug Burgum announced the initiative Wednesday, which is intended to help meet the nation's clean energy, transportation, and agricultural needs.
“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,” said Burgum in a statement released to WDAY Radio. “We are grateful to these states and their governors for their participation, collaboration and shared interest in American energy production, U.S. energy security, job creation, economic development and environmental stewardship. North Dakota is pleased to help lead these efforts as part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy and our focus on innovation over regulation to meet our nation’s changing energy needs.”
Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin have also signed on to an agreement to develop a proposal for a Heartland Hydrogen Hub
Officials intend to submit the proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy with the hope of getting some of the funding from its seven-billion dollar program announced last month.