Formalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the two companies will work together to progress the US hydrogen infrastructure to enable the accelerated scale up of hydrogen technologies across the nation.

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With this, Legend has said that the collaboration will focus on the entirety of the US including key areas on the west coast, southeast, and northeast markets.

Legend has expertise in transporting hazardous materials and thus has experience working to key safety measurements and, with LIFTE’s expertise in hydrogen project developments, the two could significantly scale the US’ infrastructure.

To achieve this, the companies said they will collaborate to increase the availability of renewable hydrogen to commercial and industrial customers.

Utilising their combined capabilities Legend and LIFTE will jointly service new and existing customers.

Matthew Blieske CEO of LIFTE H2, said, “Together with Legend we will aim to address an increasing demand for cost effective and reliable turn-key hydrogen solutions at scale from companies in the US seeking to decarbonise their operations.

“We are excited to work with both partners and customers motivated to truly accelerate the use of hydrogen and are missing of the capabilities and technology access that we provide.”

Shane Wittig, Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at Legend, said, “We are excited to work with LIFTE H2 to provide transportation of hydrogen fuel to the North American market.

“There is massive potential for both users and suppliers, and we are confident this collaboration will provide the critical piece of the supply chain to link them together.”

Hydrogen amongst Joe Biden’s clean energy plans for the US

Just days after President Biden’s integration, H2 View spoke exclusive with Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), about what Biden’s plans could mean for the hydrogen industry.

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (31st March) unveiled the American Jobs Plan, through which the US Government will invest $15bn in demonstration projects for climate research and development (R&D), including hydrogen and utility-scale energy storage.

A move that will create millions of skilled jobs and rebuild the US’ infrastructure, the President’s plan will unify and mobilise the country to meet the great challenges of our time: the climate crisis.

President Biden believes that the market-based shift toward clean energy presents enormous opportunities for the development of new markets and new industries and plans to push forward with the country’s clean energy future.

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