The Mississippi-based firm today (June 29) a strategic partnership with Hancock County Port and Harbour Commission (HCPHC) which will see hydrogen produced from its planned Mississippi Clean Hydrogen Hub used to clean up manufacturing, industrial applications, port operations, and long duration energy storage.

During the initial phase of the partnership Hy Stor has said it expects to produce 350 tonnes of renewable hydrogen per day and store over 71,000 tonnes in its underground salt caverns.

H2 View understands Hy Stor and HCPHC plan to work to sustain economic growth in Hancock County while providing renewable, carbon-free energy to coastal Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region.

Previously set to serve as an expansion for the US Strategic Petrol Reserve, the Richton salt dome in Perry County, Mississippi will now serve as a Strategic Hydrogen Reserve, connected to new and existing pipelines running to Hancock County and the Port of Bienville.

Hy Stor plan to make its Mississippi Clean Hydrogen Hub, announced in October 2021, the largest in the US, with plans to produce 110 million kilogrammes of green hydrogen and store over 70 million kilogrammes in underground salt caverns.

Read more: Mississippi Clean Hydrogen Hub could produce 110 million kilograms of green hydrogen annually

Laura Luce, CEO of Hy Stor Energy, said, We are proud to partner with the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission to provide renewable hydrogen access to Port Bienville Industrial Park, including some of the world’s most recognized companies.

“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.

“We are focused on developing zero-carbon, zero-methane renewable hydrogen technology for a broad array of applications, including manufacturing and industrial processes, port operations, and long-duration energy storage that will benefit communities while providing reliable clean power.”

Port Bienville Industrial Park is home to companies such as, SABIC Innovative Plastics, DAK Americas, SNF Polychemie, Calgon Carbon, and Jindal Tubular USA.

Bill Cotter, CEO of HCPHC, commented, “Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is committed to growing economic opportunities in a responsible way. Hydrogen is emerging as a way to cut carbon emissions in energy-intensive sectors like manufacturing and transportation. As we continue to grow our maritime, rail and aerospace operations, hydrogen provides options to fuel growth and innovations.”

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.