Oklahoma joins neighbor states in quest for dollars to prove hydrogen’s worth

Oklahoma is ready to demonstrate hydrogen’s viability as a commercial fuel, and it’s taking its effort regional through a partnership with two neighboring states.

Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana announced this week they have created a regional hydrogen hub with hopes to land a billion dollars or more in federal funds to show off what the states can do.

There are lots of ways that effort could and already is happening across the three states, said Kenneth Wagner, Oklahoma’s secretary of energy and environment…

A task force Wagner led in 2021 researched Oklahoma’s ability to manufacture, store and supply hydrogen as an environmentally friendly alternative fuel that could be used to both power vehicles and generate electricity.