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.
Oceanit received renewed support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of HydroPel, a technology that is helping to establish a foundation for clean hydrogen (H2) in Hawai’i and across the United States. Hydrogen, while the simplest element in the periodic table, is regarded as a critical part of addressing the world’s biggest generational challenge: climate change.
The U.S. Department of Energy selected Oceanit to develop advanced sensing to manage risk of transporting H2 in natural gas blends. Most current monitoring technologies for natural gas composition do not include H2, making it very challenging for utilities and industry to manage blending hydrogen at large scale.