Michael Stivala

President & CEO

Suburban Propane

“We believe in the role that hydrogen will play in the move toward decarbonization across many sectors of the economy. Given our commitment to the military veterans community through our SuburbanCares corporate pillar, we are extremely excited to partner with the team at Independence Hydrogen to help them achieve their mission of localized hydrogen production and distribution. Suburban Propane’s logistics expertise, unwavering focus on safety and localized service model are perfectly situated to support the adoption of hydrogen solutions in the marketplace and accelerate the growth of Independence Hydrogen. This investment is the most recent demonstration of our ongoing commitment to lead the industry in innovation as society transitions to a renewable energy future.”

William Lehner


Independence Hydrogen

“Our veteran team believes building a hydrogen company is a continuation of our previous public service. Suburban Propane joins our existing investors at Hivers & Strivers, a venture group that backs military vets exclusively, to offer more than working capital, but a true partnership with a shared vision to produce clean hydrogen locally in resilient, networked hubs for powering the American energy transition. We are excited to collaborate with Suburban Propane who is a force multiplier with many synergies to further accelerate our rapid expansion.”

About Independence Hydrogen

Independence Hydrogen, Inc. (“IH”) is a privately held-company that is a pioneer in building the American hydrogen economy. Based in Ashburn, Virginia, IH opens the door to fuel cells with reliable, affordable, and clean hydrogen services. The IH team is 100% veterans from military and government service, many with combat leadership experience which define a company culture of integrity, service to others and an operational-driven performance mentality. IH’s mission is to make communities cleaner, safer, and more energy resilient by providing access to affordable, low carbon hydrogen.

Reliable Supply
Resilient delivery infrastructure with built-in redundancy

Affordable Pricing
Gaseous-only solutions reduce costs for the customer

End-End CI Score
Farm-to-table carbon intensity accounting

Independence Hydrogen plays an important role in Suburban Renewable’s mission of creating a more sustainable future through new renewable energy opportunities.

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