The facility, located within Lancaster's city limits, is expected to begin operations in 2025.

By Shardul Sharma

Houston-based Element Resources plans to build and operate a renewable hydrogen production facility in the City of Lancaster in California, it said on January 24.

The project, located within Lancaster's city limits, is less than 100 miles from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and will supply end-users throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Element Resources will produce 20,000 metric tons/year of renewable hydrogen in the first phase.

“The increased hydrogen production capacity will serve the growing demand for clean mobility fuels as well as clean energy for manufacturing.  The project will create about 250 jobs during the construction phase, and 36 permanent jobs,” the company said.

The facility, which is targeted to begin commercial operations in early 2025, will use dedicated solar to power Element's electrolyzers to produce zero-emission, renewable hydrogen.