Saxony-Anhalt to blend hydrogen into the gas network

A first in German gas distribution, hydrogen is set to be blended in Saxony-Anhalt’s natural gas pipeline grid in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions.

The joint project between E.ON subsidiary Avacon and the German Gas and Water Association (DVGW) aims to show it is feasible to blend hydrogen into natural gas grids at much higher rates than today.

Apart from showing that the network installations can cope with the higher concentrations, it will be important to demonstrate the hydrogen compatibility of end-use devices including household appliance.

Avacon said it will add up to 20% hydrogen to a network section in Saxony-Anhalt for the first time by the end of next year.

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