Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he signed a joint memorandum of understanding with six other state leaders supporting the development of clean hydrogen production, processing and use in the Midwest.
The Midwest Hydrogen Coalition, known as the M-H2 Coalition, is part of a collaboration to develop "a robust hydrogen market, supply chain and work force across the Midwest," according to a statement from DeWine's office.
In addition to DeWine, the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin signed the MOU. Each participating state has agreed to leverage its "unique assets" in developing a Midwest hydrogen market ecosystem with the goal of reducing pollution, enhancing energy security and improving public health outcomes, according to language from the document.
DeWine's office said in a statement that Ohio will use its advanced manufacturing, engineering and research and development expertise to help promote diverse hydrogen production as part of a hydrogen hub.