Japanese plans to study repurposing pipelines for hydrogen unveiled

NTT Anode Energy Corporation is set to focus its efforts on hydrogen transportation through existing pipelines, as it today (July 25) announces plans for a new joint research and development project.

In collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan and Toyota Tsusho, the project intends to study safety measures for the mass transportation of hydrogen through existing pipeline infrastructure.

H2 View understands the study will examine a hydrogen pipeline placed inside an existing pipe and buried underground, with factors including, leakage detection, control sequences, performance evaluation and abnormality verification, to be measured and contributed to the formulation of technical standards.

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