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California to Join $8 Billion Hydrogen Hub Race Among US States

The Golden State will seek funding for producing, using clean-energy fuel.

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California will seek some of the $8 billion President Joe Biden set aside for building hydrogen production hubs, joining a crowded race among US states angling for the money.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s economic development office said Wednesday that California will file a state-backed application for the hydrogen funding. The announcement didn’t name any specific projects that could receive the money, although it mentioned working with Los Angeles officials on the proposal. Several large-scale projects for making hydrogen and using it as a fuel are planned for the Los Angeles area, and LA City Council voted Tuesday to seek federal funding as a regional hub.