Senator Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (both D-Del.) joined Air Liquide and Toyota at Air Liquide’s Delaware Innovation Campus to highlight the future of hydrogen energy and support the use of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and fueling stations in Delaware and across the US.
In March, Senator Coons and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Hydrogen for Trucks Act, a bipartisan bill to support the adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations.
The Hydrogen for Trucks Act is the latest addition to the Coons-Cornyn Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of bills to support the deployment of hydrogen technologies and cut emissions in hard-to-abate sectors. These carbon-intensive sectors—such as global shipping or the production of steel, cement, glass, and chemicals—face technological barriers that limit the adoption of other forms of clean energy.
“Air Liquide’s and Toyota’s collaborative work to develop trucks and cars that use hydrogen, the most abundant element in our universe, is the future of our economy and the next chapter of energy innovation and development,” said Senator Coons.
“I am proud to be working with Senator Cornyn on four bills that would incentivize the development and delivery of commercial scale hydrogen deployment to make sure that the hydrogen hub of the future is built right here in Delaware.”
Rep. Blunt Rochester, said, “Ensuring that Delaware is a central hub of hydrogen deployment for decades to come is a top priority of our congressional delegation, and working with innovative companies like Air Liquide, I’m confident that we’ll be able to realize that better – and cleaner – future.”
“Air Liquide thanks Senator Coons for his commitment to the role of hydrogen in supporting a U.S. clean energy transition. The development and deployment of hydrogen is essential to decarbonizing sectors across our economy, and through innovation and critical R&D, Delaware is playing an important role,” said Katie Ellet, president, Hydrogen Energy and Mobility, Air Liquide.
Katie Ellet further added, “The growth of a domestic hydrogen mobility market will go a long way in lowering our carbon emissions, while creating new jobs, revenue, and opportunity in Delaware and across the country. The leadership of our policymakers, like Sen. Coons and Rep. Blunt Rochester, helps ensure that the United States unlocks the full benefits of a clean energy economy with hydrogen at its core.”