Fort Peck tribes plan ambitious hydrogen project
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes are in the early stages of a “blue” hydrogen fuel project, one they hope can be folded into a four-state partnership involving Montana.
Should the development advance, Fort Peck Reservation would play host to a hydrogen plant producing fuel for the trucking industry, as well as a carbon sequestration site and wind farm.
Economic Development Director Rodney Miller confirms for Lee Montana Newspapers that the tribes will later this month register a new corporation, the Assiniboine-Sioux Hydrogen Company, which will become the majority owner in a partnership with developer Cyan H2 LLC.
The tribes and Cyan have been working together since the end of last year and face an April 7 deadline to submit a funding request to the U.S. Department of Energy.
EERE explains what regional clean hydrogen hubs are and how H2 Matchmaker will help enable the regional clean hydrogen hubs. Learn more at www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/h2-matchmaker.
“This is focusing on renewable energy and hydrocarbons,” Miller said. “It’s a futuristic approach to energy development. The technology is really starting to evolve. The potential users and benefactors are developing prototypes, there are companies doing work on the automotive