Hy Stor partners with Gulf Coast county on hydrogen hub plans

Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

June 30 (Renewables Now) - Hy Stor Energy LP, a renewable hydrogen hub developer, on Wednesday unveiled a strategic partnership with the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC), the economic development authority for Hancock County, Mississippi.

The partnership envisages the provision of zero-carbon, zero-methane hydrogen to Port Bienville Industrial Park and Stennis International Airport, which host 30 companies with over 1,000 employees. According to the announcement, Port Bienville will become the first port in the Gulf Region to adopt renewable hydrogen.

The first phase of the hydrogen hub is expected to see the production of an estimated 350 tonnes per day of green hydrogen and the storage of more than 71,000 tonnes in underground salt caverns.

“This partnership provides a strategic opportunity for companies who are looking for innovative ways to meet their decarbonisation goals to co-locate operations in Hancock County in the Gulf Region,” Hy Stor Energy chief executive Laura L. Luce said, adding that the company is focused on developing green hydrogen technology for a range of applications, including manufacturing and industrial processes, port operations and long-duration energy storage.

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