May 30, 2023
How safe is adding hydrogen to natural gas?
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A UC Riverside study has assessed the safety implications of injecting hydrogen into natural gas.

The combination could be used to generate heat and power with lower emissions than using natural gas alone.

It could play a major role in California’s de-carbonization strategy.

The study found while adding hydrogen blends of up to 5 percent is generally safe, boosting the amount would require modifications of such appliances as water heaters and kitchen stoves. Additionally, blending in more hydrogen could boost chances of pipeline leaks and make steel pipelines more brittle.

The hydrogen injection study was commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission.
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