A new blueprint plotting the course to transition New Zealand’s gas pipeline network from natural gas to 100% hydrogen by 2050 has been unveiled today (29th March) by Firstgas Group.
The plans will see hydrogen blended into the North Island’s natural gas network from 2030, with conversion to a 100% hydrogen grid by 2050.
Firstgas Group confirmed its networks can deliver sufficient hydrogen to decarbonise the natural gas network by 2050.
Hydrogen blends of up to 20% reduce the carbon emissions of natural gas users without requiring any change to existing appliances. The blends can be gradually introduced regionally from 2030.
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