Make Hydrogen Happen
Southwest Gas Announces Groundbreaking Hydrogen-Blending Pilot Programs with Arizona and Nevada Universities UNLV and ASU conducting studies to determine benefits of combining hydrogen and natural gas particles
LAS VEGAS – Southwest Gas Corporation, a natural gas distribution company that serves more than two million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada, is teaming up with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Arizona State University in Tempe (ASU) to study how hydrogen-blended natural gas can further reduce carbon emissions while still providing clean and reliable energy. The complementary pilot programs signify major advancements in using a natural gas and hydrogen blend and are expected to begin concurrently in the first quarter of 2022, with the first phase lasting several months. The results of the first phase will help determine the scope and duration of subsequent phases.
Experts from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, and ASU Lightworks®, a program within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Future Laboratory™, will provide guidance as an unbiased third party and work in partnership with Southwest Gas to develop the studies. The research will be conducted at Southwest Gas’ Emergency Response Training Facility (EMRF) in both cities to help gain insights into the feasibility of using hydrogen to shape a low-carbon, sustainable energy future. The EMRF facilities are ideal locations to conduct the studies as they offer systems that replicate the natural gas distribution system and real-world natural gas appliances in a controlled environment.
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