October 13, 2023

Young, Mrvan Statement on Selection of Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2)

WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN-01) welcomed the announcement that the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub (H2Hub).

“Today’s announcement is a win for Indiana and the entire Midwest. This investment in Indiana’s hydrogen ecosystem will mean more opportunities for our Hoosier workforce and higher education system. This is exciting news and another example of how Hoosiers are leading the way in innovation, and I congratulate the entire MachH2 team,” said Senator Young.

Congressman Mrvan stated, “Given the historical generations of Northwest Indiana’s incredible workforce and members of organized labor, manufacturing prowess, and ability to collaborate, we have known the inherent value of this application since day one and its impact to create intergenerational jobs opportunities for our workforce. We would not have achieved this success without the dedicated initiative of Governor Holcomb, Senator Young, all the members of our Indiana Congressional delegation, and all of the industry partners.  Let us continue to move forward with all urgency to build upon this historic achievement to grow our economy with new clean-energy jobs.”

The Indiana Congressional delegation sent a letter of support for MachH2’s proposal in April.


This morning, the DOE announced the recipients of $7 billion in federal grants for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs funding opportunities across America.

MachH2 is comprised of more than 70 public and private entities committed to growing the Midwest regional hydrogen value chain. This funding will allow MachH2 to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub.