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A blue hydrogen hub could be in store for West Virginia


PARKERSBURG (WTAP) -- Several prominent figures in West Virginia politics are touting the idea of building a blue hydrogen hub in the Appalachian Region.
Among those who have expressed support for a blue hydrogen hub in West Virginia include senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Governor Jim Justice.

A blue hydrogen hub would use natural gas to produce hydrogen for use as a clean source of energy. Blue hydrogen proponents argue that it’s a way to create jobs and economic growth in the region and cleanly derive energy from natural gas because its process includes carbon sequestration, or storing carbon before it can be released into the atmosphere.

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