A critical milestone in the path to a net zero carbon future is known as the ‘20% hydrogen’ goal. As hydrogen is the only clean burning fuel with zero carbon emissions that can be blended with existing fuel for combustion with minimal change to existing combustion infrastructure. 20% refers to the blending of hydrogen with natural gas to reduce overall carbon emissions.
On October 3, 2022, Pacific Business News reporter, Sophia Compton spoke with Hawaii Gas Vice President of Operations Kevin M. Nishimura and Oceanit CEO Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan about the new partnership between the the two and what comes next for testing HydroPel for natural gas blending.
In a joint statement Oceanit and Hawaiʻi Gas announced a new collaboration to pilot Oceanit’s HydroPel technology with Hawaiʻi Gas’ 1,100 miles of pipeline network that accommodates a mix of natural gas and up to 15% hydrogen – more utility hydrogen than any other gas utility company in the United States.