The Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) is a regional hub bringing together private industry, state and local government, academic and technology institutions, NGOs, and community organizations across the Northern Appalachian region including West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Our goal is to develop an inter-connected, full value chain H2Hub solution.  

The success of ARCH2 can be scaled to achieve the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) vision of a national clean hydrogen network.

Given the tremendous interest and vast resources across our region and the need to balance the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to growing regional demand, we anticipate multiple potential pathways for participation in ARCH2.  

ARCH2 Timeline

September 2022

DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Issued

September 2022

Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) Formed

November 2022

Concept Paper Submitted To DOE

January 2023

ARCH2 Encouraged To Submit Full Application

April 2023

ARCH2 Submitted Final Application

Summer 2023

Pre-Selection Interviews Will Be Conducted

Fall 2023

Selection Notifications Expected

Winter 2023-2024

Award Negotiations Expected