Gov. Tony Evers today announced he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the governors of Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota to develop a regional clean hydrogen hub, which will work to identify opportunities for advancing clean hydrogen production and use in the region.
“Clean hydrogen has the potential to play a key role in our clean energy efforts here in Wisconsin and across the country, and I’m proud to be working together with this bipartisan group of governors to do the right thing for our states’ futures,” said Gov. Evers. “This agreement is another positive step toward developing a strong network for clean hydrogen producers and consumers, and it will contribute to our critical work to expand economic opportunity, create jobs, reduce emissions, and lower long-term costs as we work to achieve the goals of our Clean Energy Plan.”
Hydrogen is a versatile fuel source that releases only water as byproduct when used in a fuel cell. The fuel is referred to as “clean hydrogen” when produced in a way that emits little to no greenhouse gases, and it has the potential to be a key component of decarbonizing multiple sectors of Wisconsin’s economy, including transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries.