MI Hydrogen Seminar Series: The U.S. Hydrogen Demand Action Plan
The U.S. Hydrogen Demand Action Plan (February 2023) presents a pathway to rapidly accelerate hydrogen use across regions and sectors through new policies and industrial strategies, with a focus on leveraging regional hydrogen hubs as growth engines. Recently passed federal laws—the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—provide unprecedented clean hydrogen support and are expected to significantly reduce clean hydrogen production costs. This Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) study shows that additional measures are necessary to get from those cost reductions to a national, commoditized clean hydrogen market, and now is the time to take action.
Alex Maranville is a Research Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), where he applies his skills in policy writing, energy modeling, and research to support a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of addressing global climate change. Maranville has over three years of experience developing analytical frameworks to understand energy problems and solutions. He previously worked at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, where he developed a tool to explore the projected emissions savings from electric vehicles through 2035 in the United States. He also spent time at Ford Motor Company, adapting the Argonne National Laboratory GREET model to explain the non-linear relationship between battery mass and electric vehicle range. As a fellow at EFI, he contributed research and writing to several critical reports, including Uncharted Waters and An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions. Maranville is excited to continue working with EFI to support the development of equitable clean energy solutions for the planet. Maranville received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and economics at Michigan State University’s James Madison College in 2018. He received a Master of Public Policy at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2020. His love for being outside, whether rock climbing, hiking, or playing backyard sports, has invigorated him to pursue a career devoted to ensuring future generations enjoy a healthy and sustainable planet.