Maritime Blue facilitates collaborative R&D, Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs), business development, and teaming for grant opportunities to implement demonstration projects and drive early-stage technology to commercialization. Modeling other global centers of excellence, we use the collective strength of our Cluster to implement the State’s Strategy for the Blue Economy and collaborate to share resources, take advantage of funding mechanisms, and support strategic and feasibility planning.

Zero Emission Fast Foil Ferry

5G Feasibility Study Tacoma

Tacoma Green Hydrogen

Blue Wind Supply Chain Collaborative

COVID-19 Early Detection for Fisheries/Maritime

Sustainable Maritime Fuels Collaborative

Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Ecosystem


Washington Maritime Blue is actively engaged in the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association, which is leading the collaboration in pursuit of the DOE Hydrogen Hub Funding Opportunity. Jennifer States, VP of Projects and Strategy, is serving on the Advisory Committee for the Association with a focus on bringing forward port and maritime opportunities.  She recently shared a presentation on hydrogen opportunities in Maritime Blue’s Office Hours session. You can view her slides and presentation here

The key take-away was that the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) has announced that they will release an updated request for information (RFI) in early September. This RFI is the final opportunity to submit project information for consideration in the PNWH2’s concept paper for the H2Hubs program. If you have not done so, please make sure to submit your port and maritime projects through this RFI opportunity.

For access to past and future Office Hours sessions, please visit our membership page to see how to join and gain access.

Maritime Blue is a finalist for EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge


Bringing together coalition members from across the Pacific Northwest region, our Build Back Blue team seeks to accelerate key capital construction projects, advance research and market analysis, further the development of clean fuels and technologies, and build resilient communities for the future. Read more.