It comes as ARCHES plan to serve as the lead applicant for California’s bid to win funding to establish a hydrogen hub under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) £7bn regional clean hydrogen hub funding programme.

Read more: US DOE opens applications for $7bn hydrogen hub funding programme and unveils draft hydrogen strategy

Falling in line with the Port of Long Beach’s goals of all zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment by 2030, and zero-emissions drayage truck fleet by 2035, its membership with ARCHES deepens its commitment to cleaning up its operations.

Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, commented, “Hydrogen power represents a tremendous opportunity — both for our state and for cities like Long Beach. We’re looking forward to California leading the way through investment in sustainable technology.”

“Green hydrogen is a powerful tool, and it can potentially be used to decarbonize the heaviest industries and energy uses, like shipping, aviation, and heavy duty trucks,” said Cindy Allen, Long Beach Councilwoman.

Allen added, “It will also address the concerns and needs of communities who have sustained the disproportionate burden of environmental impacts. As Chair of the Long Beach City Council Climate Action and Environmental Committee, I will always advocate for policies and initiatives that further our green energy goals, and ARCHES is an example of one of these programs.”

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