NewHydrogen supports California’s green hydrogen initiative SB 1075

NewHydrogen Inc., a developer of green hydrogen technologies, has reportedly backed California SB 1075, an initiative that offers substantial support for green hydrogen as a distinct climate solution.

This initiative will also help the state in meeting its clean energy, climate, and clean air objectives whilst retaining well-paid jobs.

As per the bill, hydrogen can substantially curb emissions in various sectors that are difficult to decarbonize including thermal power plants, transportation, mining, agriculture, aviation, shipping, and production of steel and cement. These industries are harmful to communities residing near freeways and ports owing to exposure to diesel pollution which can result in hospitalizations, emergency room visits for those with acute lung and chronic heart disease, and premature death.

Trucks and buses using hydrogen fuel cells have no harmful emissions from the tailpipe and the only tailpipe emission they produce is water.

SB 1075 bolsters the green hydrogen development in California in the following ways:

  • Firstly, it creates a state account of Clean Hydrogen Hub to support a state bid for a federal grant of Hydrogen Hub and sets state objectives for the Hub.
  • Secondly, it guides CARB to develop a roadmap on ways to expedite the usage and production of hydrogen, specifically green hydrogen.
  • Thirdly, it guides CARB, in collaboration with the CPUC and CEC, to consolidate green hydrogen into state climate planning and offer suggestions to the Legislature on definitions for different pathways of producing clean hydrogen- and the right end uses for that hydrogen.
  • Lastly, it guides the CEC to inform the ways to repower natural gas power plants using hydrogen produced from renewable resources.

Spencer Hall, the COO of NewHydrogen stated that the company is delighted to be part of this initiative to establish hydrogen as a crucial energy source as green hydrogen is the only type that complies with the goals of natural resource conservation and development of alternate power sources.

Previously, NewHydrogen announced motivating progress on its ongoing funded research at UCLA to curb the cost of green hydrogen by drastically reducing or eliminating the usage of precious metals in electrolyzers.

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