What Will the Appalachian Basin Natural Gas and CCUS Hub Be?
Penn Valley, PA (April 4, 2022). The Department of Energy will be dispersing billions of dollars to build Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Hubs in four U.S. regions. Logically, the Appalachian Basin will be one of the Hubs. An Alliance formed by EQT, Equinor, GE Gas Power, Marathon/MPLX, Mitsubishi Power, Shell Polymers and US Steel has staked out a leadership role in the Appalachian Basin region Hub.
Since this type of an initiative is the first of its kind, everyone is wondering what the Hub components are. The Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference will offer insight into these questions. The Conference takes place April 21, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Shale Directories and H2 CCS Network produce the conference.
At the conference, four members of the Alliance, EQT, Equinor, Shell Polymers and US Steel, will be discussing the Hub concept which will a focus on carbon capture, utilization & storage (CCUS), as well as hydrogen production and utilization. Additionally, the Alliance will share what it will take to build a regional ecosystem to support a regional/hydrogen/CCUS Hub. The reasons why now, why here and possible next steps will be explored.
This large-scale, regional approach will require new levels of public-private partnerships across borders and sectors. A company does not necessarily have to work in the oil and gas industry to be able to tap in the many opportunities coming to the Appalachian Basin Natural Gas and CCUS Hub.
“The participation of the Alliance members will make the Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference very relevant to broad array companies mirroring the vast scope of industrial hydrogen and carbon capture.” stated Tom Gellrich, President and Founder, H2 CCS Network.
Gellrich encourages all interested parties to register quickly as the conference is nearing a sellout and it’s almost three weeks away.