NW Natural and Modern Hydrogen Unveil Unique Clean Hydrogen Production, Carbon Capture Project In Portland

A hydrogen generation unit by Modern Hydrogen at NW Natural, featuring a white structure with green abstract patterns, located in a fenced area with urban surroundings in Portland, Oregon.
“We are proud to stand at the forefront of this transformative journey, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in energy production and environmental stewardship,” said Modern Hydrogen Co-Founder and CEO Tony Pan. “Together, we are not just witnessing, but actively participating in history with the launch of innovative systems that revolutionize hydrogen production, leverage existing infrastructure for a cleaner future, capture and repurpose carbon, and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of gas utilities.” Modern Hydrogen’s Tony Pan cited several landmark firsts being achieved through this utility partnership, including the first utility distributed pyrolysis system, the first pipeline injection of pyrolytic hydrogen, and the first solid carbon capture project for both companies. NW Natural’s David Anderson credited the Modern Hydrogen and NW Natural project teams as well workers represented by local unions and contractors in getting the project up-and-running. This three-year pilot project is the latest effort by NW Natural to explore potential hydrogen applications. This includes extensive testing at our Sherwood Operations and Training facility, demonstrating the safety and performance of hydrogen blends ranging from 5 to 20 percent in natural gas systems and equipment.  Read Full Article