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Ohio, US power plant successfully blends hydrogen
Ohio, US power plant successfully blends hydrogen

Ohio, US power plant successfully blends hydrogen

A gas-fired power plant in Ohio US, had successfully been run with a 5% hydrogen blend, it was revealed today (July 22).

General Hydrogen Corporation’s plant in Proctor, West Virginia supplied Long Ridge Energy Terminal’s 485MW natural gas-fired power plant in Hannibal, Ohio, with hydrogen gas during the test, with a view to utilise 100% hydrogen in its process over time.

H2 View understands that Long Ridge has also responded to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Request for Information (RFI), after the US Congress approved $8bn for regional hydrogen hubs, including the Appalachian natural gas region.

Read more: US DOE calls for public input on hydrogen hub plans

Sunny Punj, Chief Operating Officer of CGI Group of Companies and General Hydrogen Corporation, commented, “This is a great beginning to delivering a carbon-free future. With our capability to supply hydrogen gas, we are playing an integral part in the process to drive the transition to a cleaner energy future for the region and beyond.”

Joe Manchin, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said, “West Virginia is home to abundant natural resources and innovative companies like General Hydrogen Corporation that are vital to our nation’s energy transition.

“Partnerships like this are great news for our state and will help spur manufacturing across the Mountain State that will bring long-term, good-paying jobs and revitalise our communities.”

In 2020, Long Ridge announced plans to transition the plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen in collaboration with New Fortress Energy and GE, in an effort to clean up its power generation.

Read more:Long Ridge Energy to convert Ohio-based power plant to hydrogen

Bo Wholey, CEO of Long Ridge Energy, said, “The partnership between General Hydrogen Corporation and Long Ridge is another significant step towards our transition to clean hydrogen power. Our goal at Long Ridge is to be a leader in providing clean, affordable power and to create and attract well-paying jobs and economic development opportunities regionally.”

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