Read more: Announcement put US Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs on the horizon

In a statement on Tuesday (June 7), GenH2 asked, “How will liquid hydrogen be stored at these new hubs?”, claiming that giga-spheres could be the answer to ensure sufficient storage is in place.

Cody Bateman, CEO and founder of GenH2, said, “President Biden’s $8bn infrastructure plan includes as many as six Hydrogen Hubs.

“It is in my believe that giga-spheres will become the anchor for each hub as the country begins deploying these over the next decade to serve the ongoing needs for hydrogen to support all facets of our energy needs in 2030 and beyond.

“There are smaller spheres in use today and a few larger spheres in development, but the giga-spheres are a game changer. Building a giga-spheres is not a concept on the drawing board or outer space technology.”

GenH2 said in July (2021), that it boasted solutions including, hydrogen liquid multiplexer (HLM) systems as either gaseous hydrogen liquefier or liquid hydrogen storage systems with integrated refrigeration and storage (IRaS).

Read more: Take 5: An interview with… Cody Bateman, CEO of GenH2

Another storage method for hydrogen that has been making some noise in recent times, is salt caverns. This compelling tactic can see enormous amounts of hydrogen gas stored in naturally occurring underground salt caverns.

In the past two years, several salt cavern storage projects have popped up in the UK and US, with the likes of UK Energy Storage, Hy Stor Energy, and Atura Power and Plains All American, exploring feasibility of doing so.

Read more: Salt cavern hydrogen storage could be coming to the UK

Read more:  Large-scale hydrogen storage cavern storage to be explored by Atura Power and Plains All American

As the regional hydrogen hub conversation comes to the forefront in the US’ journey towards welcoming hydrogen into its economy, questions surrounding infrastructure will continue to burn on.

H2 View’s North America Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco, California will tackle exactly these questions, on July 14-15, as we focus on Building Bridges: Hydrogen Hubs and Investment. More information below.

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.