There exist numerous areas of concentrated industrial activity within the vicinity of geologic storage formations throughout the United States that, along with existing commodity transport infrastructure, form potential carbon and hydrogen “hubs.” These hubs would act as early launching points for investment in carbon removal and hydrogen production that can minimize financial and logistical barriers to market development. The regional clustering of industrial activity within these hubs would enable decarbonization solutions to achieve commercial demonstration and economy wide deployment at the scale needed to achieve climate goals.
The Great Plains Institute has released a report titled “An Atlas of Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs for United States Decarbonization”. It presents this atlas of potential carbon and hydrogen hubs across the United States that offer the capacity to accelerate industrial emissions reductions and carbon removal through focused coordination, deployment, and policy.
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