Unlocking clean Hydrogen in the US Gulf | McKinsey
Clean hydrogen’s versatility and scalability could be the game changer in the USGC’s journey to net zero. To establish the area as the hydrogen hub, it has to create demand in four critical sectors: ammonia, which offers the highest potential for clean-hydrogen uptake; petrochemicals, which could use hydrogen as an alternative heating fuel; ground transportation to fuel demand in port clusters; and power and utilities, where hydrogen as a substitute for natural gas could take a significant share of the energy mix.
Within each of these four sectors, the IRA is central to accelerate unlocking the hydrogen-demand timeline. To complete the picture, collaboration between public and private partners could see this region grow into tomorrow’s hydrogen hub. The future looks promising—players should act now to jump-start the journey to net zero.