Major Ohio hydrogen plant moves into startup phase
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Major Ohio hydrogen plant moves into startup phase

A project that has transformed a former aluminium smelter on the banks of the Ohio River in the US into a major 485MW facility that will run on carbon-free hydrogen has moved into its startup phase.

Long Ridge Energy Terminal this week said the plant is on track to be fully operational in early September, with hydrogen set to be introduced in November.

The facility first will burn a fuel blend that includes 5% hydrogen in a General Electric Co. H-class gas turbine.

The plant is intended to transition to 100% green hydrogen over the next decade by relying increasingly on renewable energy to power electrolysis machines that split water into its hydrogen and oxygen elements.

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