The countdown to zero begins with our newest green hydrogen projects

HYDROGEN

Our green hydrogen
projects

We're excited to introduce our hydrogen investments! Each of our projects bring us one step closer to reaching our zero emissions goal. Read on to learn more about how our green hydrogen investments are helping us make the world a cleaner and greener place! 

Long Ridge

Our Long Ridge project

We’re proud to be giving the green light to a greener world with our first green hydrogen project. Through our Zero division, we’re partnering with Long Ridge Energy Terminal and GE Gas Power to help transition Long Ridge’s 485 MW combined-cycle power plant in Hannibal, Ohio, to run on carbon-free hydrogen. By the end of 2021, Long Ridge plans to begin producing carbon-free power by blending hydrogen into the natural gas that fuels the plant. Over the next decade, it will work with GE to ensure the plant can burn 100% green hydrogen. Our Zero division will support the transition by scaling up novel technologies that can produce low-cost green hydrogen.

With commercial operations planned for November 2021, Long Ridge will be the country’s first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant and the world’s first to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine. The plant’s GE 7HA.02 combustion turbine can initially burn from 15% to 20% hydrogen by volume in the gas stream, and can transition to 100% hydrogen over time. Black & Veatch will help design and execute the plant’s integration for hydrogen blending to ensure safe and reliable industrial practices.

We’re proud to be putting positive energy behind our Long Ridge project and we’re excited to take our first step toward reaching our ambitious zero emissions target with carbon-free green hydrogen.

H2Pro

Our H2Pro partnership

We’re also seeking better ways to produce green hydrogen from the start. Through our investment in H2Pro, our Zero division will support demonstration projects and commercialization of this innovative partner’s novel, efficient, low-cost green hydrogen production technology.

H2Pro’s E-TAC (Electrochemical-Thermally Activated Chemical) technology uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in two phases. Created by scientists at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, this 95%-efficient process produces hydrogen using nearly 30% less renewable electricity than other leading electrolysis technologies.

H2Pro is designing modular, scalable systems that are less reliant on electricity, are membrane-free, don’t require precious metals, and can operate at high pressure, dramatically reducing production costs.

This collaboration shows strong promise in enabling the use of hydrogen as the gold standard, zero-emissions alternative to fossil fuels. It’s a great example of how less can truly be more.