LATHAM — Sen. Majority Leader Charles Schumer visited Plug Power Inc.’s green hydrogen production facility and electric substation under development
in the New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP), a 1,250-acre mega-site located at
the center of upstate New York’s largest population, research, and workforce training hubs.
Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, welcomed Schumer, who announced his plans to push for new jobs and tenants at STAMP and
make it a domestic hub for the clean energy industries and semiconductor industries.
“The support of Sen. Schumer and Congress plays a key role in helping to bring affordable hydrogen to the market,” Marsh said. “We appreciate their leadership on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will help to
promote the production and deployment of green hydrogen.”
Schumer, who has long sought clean energy solutions, spoke Wednesday about the government’s role in promoting the adoption of hydrogen energy and driving down its costs through research and development to decarbonize the
economy. He said, with the help of Plug Power, the country can jump start the 21st century hydrogen economy. Schumer’s visit to STAMP came as Plug Power builds new production plants across the U.S. with plans to produce
500 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen by 2025 and 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028. Green hydrogen is
produced through the electrolysis of water with electricity generated from zero-carbon sources and only harmless
oxygen is emitted during the process.
As North America’s largest green hydrogen production facility, the STAMP plant will produce 45 metric tons of green liquid hydrogen daily servicing the Northeast region. The plant will use 120 megawatts from Plug’s PEM electrolyzers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen through an electrochemical process, generated using clean New York hydropower.
The Plug plant is supported by a comprehensive state and local incentive package from the New York Power Authority, Empire State Development and Genesee County.