Hydrogen Development Support

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity must convene a Hydrogen Economy Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force must:

  • Establish a plan to create, support, develop, or partner with a Hydrogen Hub (Hub) in Illinois, and determine how to maximize federal financial incentives to support Hub development;

  • Identify opportunities to integrate hydrogen in the transportation, energy, industrial, agricultural, and other sectors;

  • Identify barriers to the widespread development of hydrogen, including within environmental justice communities; and,

  • Recommend government policies to catalyze the deployment of hydrogen in Illinois.

The Task Force must publish a report of its activities, findings, and recommendations by December 1, 2022.

(Reference Public Act 102-1086)