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Hydrogen Economy Task Force

The Hydrogen Economy Task Force was created by Public Act 102-1086. The Task Force was established to create a plan to facilitate the deployment of hydrogen into the state’s economy. Task Force membership consists of twenty-four members, including appointments representing members of the Illinois General Assembly; the Governor’s Office; Illinois state government; education and research institutions; manufacturing and trade associations, and community-based organizations.

The Hydrogen Economy Task Force shall have the following duties:

  1. Establish a plan to create, support, develop, or partner with a Hydrogen Hub in this State, and determine how to maximize federal financial incentives to support Hub development;
  2. Identify opportunities to integrate hydrogen in the transportation, energy, industrial, agricultural, and other sectors;
  3. Identify barriers to the widespread development of hydrogen, including within environmental justice communities; and
  4. Recommend government policies to catalyze the deployment of hydrogen in the State economy.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is responsible for providing administrative support to the Task Force.


Task Force Members

View the list of all appointees to the Hydrogen Economy Task Force.


Meeting Schedule

The Hydrogen Economy Task Force meetings are open to the public. See the full anticipated schedule of meetings below. Meeting agendas will be posted here prior to the meetings. Meeting minutes will be posted here as they are approved by the task force.

For each meeting conducted via videoconference, you may find a link to the meeting as well as call-in information at the top of the agenda for that meeting posted below.


November 29, 2022 – 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Location: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and WebEx, link and call-in info included in agenda document.