Geography and Logistics
- Key to the hydrogen industry in Louisiana is its large-scale, advanced pipe network that crisscrosses every major interstate and waterway in the state.
- In response to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will invest up to $7 billion into the development of regional hydrogen hubs, Louisiana is partnering with Arkansas and Oklahoma to develop the HALO Hydrogen Hub. The partnership will focus on education, outreach, research and development, project demonstrations, policy and regulatory support.
Louisiana’s private sector has announced over $20 billion of hydrogen energy projects.
investments in new hydrogen energy project
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOUISIANA RESIDENTS
Laying the groundwork for its $4.5 billion hydrogen energy complex in Ascension Parish that will create over 400 new jobs. The company plans to capture and sequester 95 percent of the process facility’s CO2 emissions.
Proposing a $7.5 billion large-scale hydrogen-ammonia production, carbon capture and export facility in Ascension Parish. The project would establish Ascension Clean Energy (ACE) and is expected to add 1,500 Louisiana jobs.
Workforce and Higher Education
- H2theFuture is a multifaceted, groundbreaking plan to create an offshore wind-powered hydrogen energy industry cluster in south Louisiana. The project is funded through $50 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Challenge grant and $24.5 million in matching state money.
- One H2theFuture initiative will provide workforce training for the more than 20,000 workers from the oil and gas industry, rural residents and minorities. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System will lead the training and retraining efforts. The region’s four HBCUs — Dillard University, Southern University, Southern University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana — will create a new energy specialization to position students as hydrogen industry leaders.