The winners of the H2 Twin Cities 2022 initiative are:

  • H2 – TRANS – PACIFIC team: The U.S. city of Lancaster, California, and Namie Town in Japan will serve as mentors to Hawai’i County, Hawaii, in this H2 Twin Cities Mentor-Mentee partnership. Mentors have pledged to share best practices and strategies with the mentee to collectively accelerate progress in hydrogen and fuel cells. Their activities will support goals of carbon neutrality by 2035 and address mutual priorities to develop a skilled workforce and to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion, and environmental justice practices as they transition to a clean energy future. The resources and opportunities resulting from this H2 Twin Cities collaboration will focus on the impact clean hydrogen solutions can have on citizens’ lives, regional infrastructure, and the environment. 
  • Hydrogen is here! team: Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and Kobe, Japan, will partner as Sibling H2 Twin Cities to promote clean hydrogen growth opportunities to maximize local air quality, climate change, and supply chain benefits, and transition from traditional natural gas and nuclear power to renewable energy. Both cities have committed to exchange knowledge and resources to better understand how clean hydrogen can benefit their transportation, ports, heat production, and electricity sectors equitably. Through their H2 Twin Cities collaboration, Aberdeen and Kobe will also facilitate joint research between universities and students in both cities to support mutual workforce development priorities. 

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