Long Ridge Partners with NFE and GE for Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Initiative
Long Ridge Energy Terminal, a US-based multimodal energy terminal that is developing a 485 MW power plant, has partnered with New Fortress Energy (NFE) and GE in a bid to produce carbon free power. Claimed to be the first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant in the US, Long Ridge will be the first to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine globally. It is expected to start its commercial operations in November next year.
HyNet North West, England
A new energy project in North West England and North Wales that will put this region at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a Net Zero future. It will use a combination of hydrogen energy, in place of fossil fuel gas, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) to meet the challenge of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from industry, homes and transport by 2050, starting in the 2020s.
The Acorn Project, England
Acorn is an ambitious program designed to tackle climate change by dealing with industrial CO2 emissions and other ‘hard to decarbonize’ sectors. By making use of oil and gas pipelines that are already in place, offshore geology that is ideal for permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2), and a region that is embracing hydrogen as a fuel of the future, this project is a really important catalyst for the next phase of the UK’s journey to Net Zero.
Keystate $400 Million Project in Clinton County PA Continues to Move Ahead
According to Perry Babb, chairman and acting chief executive officer:
“The company plans to extract natural gas and capture CO2 generated in the manufacturing process and store it on site underground and eliminate a high percentage of emissions from reaching the air,”
“We are making something with our own gas and capturing the CO2 from that manufacturing process and storing it underground. This leaves a low carbon product called ‘Blue Ammonia, which is used for industrial practices, medical practices, and agricultural practices. With carbon capture and storage, we are decreasing CO2 emissions by 50 percent per ton of ammonia. Ammonia is the combination of hydrogen along with the nitrogen from the air. Lower-carbon and lower-cost hydrogen and ammonia are part of the coming low carbon economy.”
“I have spoken at several energy conferences recently where most of the people were natural gas producers. They were in shock that there was actually a low-carbon future for natural gas. It is not an either-or situation. Natural gas is responsibly produced and combined with carbon capture and storage are imperative to meeting climate objectives. Combining carbon storage with drilling wells will kick off a new industry,”