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FortisBC investigates hydrogen blending

FortisBC investigates hydrogen blending

Canadian utility FortisBC has invested $500,000 in a study which will focus on the safe and reliable blending of hydrogen with natural gas in its existing pipeline in British Columbia.

The School of Engineering with the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) will utilise the capital for the study that aims to further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

“Hydrogen is an abundant element and a clean energy carrier and will be step change for our efforts on climate action,” explained Doug Slater, Vice-President of External and Indigenous Relations with FortisBC.

“And in order to leverage the potential of hydrogen we need to partner with leading experts in the field. We’re thrilled to have the minds at UBCO on board, helping us unlock this opportunity for what will be a giant step forward in advancing a lower carbon future.”

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