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National Fuel joins newly-formed hydrogen consortium

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National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp., the utility segment of National Fuel Gas Company (National Fuel), has announced that it has joined a newly-formed consortium, building the clean hydrogen economy. Led by Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting services to public sector and commercial clients, consortium members will work together to create and launch innovative pilot projects that use clean hydrogen to decarbonise heavy transport, increase renewables integration, and decarbonise the US energy sector more broadly.


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“At National Fuel, we are keenly focused on the incorporation of low and zero-carbon fuel into our delivery infrastructure, which we believe will be critically important to the achievement of a net-zero economy,” said Donna L. DeCarolis, President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. “Our membership in this important consortium is another step in that direction, building on our participation in energy technology-development groups such as the Low Carbon Resources Initiative, and the continuing efforts of the Company’s Energy Transition Steering Committee, which is studying the feasibility and potential development of projects focused on renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and carbon capture utilisation and storage.”

The consortium’s working groups are preparing to execute at least three hydrogen pilot projects: heavy-duty transport in the Southwest US; green ammonia production in New York, US; and integrated blue and green hydrogen for industrial, peaking power and heavy transport applications in the Gulf Coast of the US. These pilots projects have a well-defined business case and include the stimulation of clean hydrogen demand to ensure an adequate, cost-competitive supply. The consortium will focus on projects that provide an ability to scale and be replicable for significant impact on decarbonisation across the US.

Before the pilots launch, members will work to build partnerships with regional and global players across the private sector. Guidehouse will then serve as the orchestrator, guiding the pilots through implementation and execution, providing analysis, and working to build relationships among members and industries.

To date, nearly 20 organisations have joined the consortium, including Ameresco, Arizona Public Service, Avangrid, Bank of America, BP, Citi, ConEdison, Cummins, Dentons, Exelon Generation, Hyzon Motors USA, Itochu, Linde, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp., Navistar, New York Power Authority, Orsted, Salt River Project, Sempra Infrastructure, Southern Company Gas, and Walmart.

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