But why could the region be such an influential area for hydrogen technologies and production?

One of the primary reasons is due energy resources already within Houston including existing hydrogen production facilities and pipelines along the Gulf Coast, a base of large, sophisticated industrial energy consumers, and renewable energy assets across the state.

Dubbed Houston as the epicenter of a global clean hydrogen hub, the report lays out how these assets can be leveraged to create a global clean hydrogen hub.

It is believed that carbon capture and storage can be coupled with electrolysis in order to create low-carbon hydrogen. This could help phase in hydrogen technologies at a much faster rate.

Among other findings, the report details that clean hydrogen production could grow 5x over current hydrogen production by 2050 and the establishment of a clean hydrogen industry could create 180,000 jobs (direct, indirect and induced) statewide, while adding $100bn to Texas’ GDP growth.

Globally, a Houston-led clean hydrogen hub could abate 220 million tonnes (MT) of carbon emissions by 2050.

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, said, “This report gives additional weight to the already strong case that Houston is uniquely positioned to lead a transformational clean hydrogen hub with global impact.

“We can also deliver economic growth, create jobs and cut emissions across Houston and the Gulf Coast, including in underserved communities.”

Bobby Tudor, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Houston Energy Transition Initiative, said, “The Houston region has the talent, expertise and infrastructure needed to lead the global energy transition to a low-carbon world.

“Clean hydrogen, alongside carbon capture, use, and storage are among the key technology areas where Houston is set up to succeed and can be an example to other leading energy economies around the world.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.