The Next Energy Pipe Dream: Hydrogen in Natural Gas Pipelines

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.

Oceanit Partners with Hawaiʻi Gas and U.S. Department of Energy to Pilot Breakthrough Technology to Safely Transport Hydrogen Through U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure

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.

PRESS RELEASE | DOE Backs Oceanit to Produce HydroPel and Enable Clean Hydrogen Transmission Through the Nation’s Natural Gas Infrastructure

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.