In hopes of building a one-of-its-kind clean hydrogen energy cluster in south Louisiana, the multi-pronged H2theFuture initiative is gradually taking shape, reports 10/12 Industry Report in its latest issue. Ultimately, all 25 of the universities, economic development agencies and workforce groups coordinating the $75 million effort hope to make Louisiana the epicenter of the hydrogen universe.
H2theFuture was the brainchild of GNO Inc., which pursued and was ultimately awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant as part of its “Build Back Better” challenge in 2022. The $50 million grant was matched with $25 million from the state of Louisiana.
Lacy McManus, executive director of the newly created GNO Inc. entity Future Energy, says all five of H2theFuture’s work streams are making measurable progress. Read more.