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Trahan, Healey Cut Ribbon on Cutting Edge Climate Technology Factory in Devens

LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey were joined by Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Dr. Emily Reichert to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of Electric Hydrogen’s new gigafactory in Devens and highlight the recent awarding of $46 million in federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for the company’s work to manufacture and deploy high-capacity electrolyzers.

“Electric Hydrogen is a Massachusetts success story – and it’s one that’s going to have a tremendous impact across the United States and around the world. That’s why we secured $46 million in federal funding to boost the manufacturing of their high-capacity electrolyzers that will be essential in the creation of green hydrogen necessary to decarbonize heavy industries,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “I’m proud to work alongside Governor Healey and her administration to support the Commonwealth’s incredible climate technology companies and their talented workers. Together, we’re committed to making sure climate tech isn’t just manufactured in America, but that it’s made right here in Massachusetts.”

“Electric Hydrogen is doing incredible work to make green hydrogen fuel a reality, which will have positive impacts for our climate and our economy. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate their ribbon cutting today and grateful to the Biden-Harris administration and our Congressional delegation for their continued support of this cutting-edge industry. Our Mass Leads Act will help companies like Electric Hydrogen start and grow here in Massachusetts and make our state the global hub for climatetech innovation,” said Governor Healey.

“Our mission is to end fossil fuel use in heavy industry. We chose Devens for our first factory because of the incredible skilled workforce in Massachusetts and the environment Governor Healey, Representative Trahan, and the Congressional delegation are creating to help climate tech companies grow and create manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts,” said Raffi Garabedian, Electric Hydrogen Co-Founder and CEO.

Founded in 2020 in Natick, Electric Hydrogen is a climate technology company that manufactures electrolyzers for green hydrogen production. The company opened its new, state-of-the-art gigafactory in Devens earlier this year where workers are utilizing innovative manufacturing technologies to produce high-volume electrolyzer stacks that can be deployed to sustainably create clean hydrogen for use in current carbon-heavy industries like steel and fertilizer production and heavy duty trucking. Once fully ramped, the gigafactory will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 1.2 gigawatts each year, allowing it to generate enough hydrogen to eliminate up to 2.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Last month, Trahan announced $94.5 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for five companies across the Third District to help advance the manufacturing and deployment of hydrogen technologies. Nearly half of that funding, $46,289,194, was awarded to Electric Hydrogen to bolster the manufacturing processes at the company’s Devens-based gigafactory, allowing them to scale faster and create more jobs. By the end of the year, Electric Hydrogen expects to create 100 good-paying climate technology manufacturing jobs in Devens to meet the growing demand for its large-scale electrolyzers.

Trahan and Healey recently announced $30 million in federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for Nuvera, a Billerica-based hydrogen technology company working to accelerate the development and manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells that will power heavy duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. This investment is helping the company increase its manufacturing floor space, hire 20 additional employees, and expand its career development program.

In February, Governor Healey unveiled her Mass Leads Act, an economic development bill that included a bold $1 billion, 10-year climate technology initiative to make Massachusetts the climate innovation hub for the world. The initiative includes:

  • Capital Funding: The bill provides significant capital resources to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) for the first time. Bond authorizations can support research and development, innovation, manufacturing, commercialization, and the deployment of climatetech technologies, including offshore wind, across Massachusetts.
  • Tax Incentives: The bill authorizes funding for tax incentives, which will help ensure the state is competitive in attracting and retaining these businesses. The initiative proposes to establish a new Climatetech Tax Incentive Program to enable the state to invest in climatetech companies, expand employment opportunities and support research and development. The bill also seeks to continue implementation of the newly-created Offshore Wind Tax Credit and proposes some strategic changes to further grow the program.
  • Operating Funding: This ten-year strategy underscores the critical importance of annual operating support through the state budget process for MassCEC, which is instrumental in fostering the climatetech industry and training a clean energy workforce. Operating funds will enable MassCEC to deploy stable programming and initiatives to reach areas that capital programs and tax incentives aren’t able to reach. This includes workforce development initiatives, internships, strategic partnerships, and operations.