Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen

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Three companies want to test out a pilot project in Northern England by 2028.

Three natural gas distributors issued a report this week detailing plans to convert the UK’s residential gas system to a hydrogen delivery system. UK firms Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, as well as Norwegian gas firm Equinor, wrote that the proposal (PDF) was technically feasible. They also suggested an initial roll-out of the program to 3.7 million homes and 400,000 businesses in Northern England could commence as soon as 2028.

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Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

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Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.

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Calysta, Inc. believes natural gas can feed the world

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Alan Shaw, CEO Calysta, right and Josh Silverman, the chief scientific officer.

Methane, the primary component of natural gas, can be gobbled up by protein-producing microbes. The protein biomass is converted into things like food for farmed salmon or chemicals or other products, according to Ian Shaw, CEO of Calysta Inc., and Josh Silverman, the chief scientific officer. That salmon, of course, is an important source of protein that could serve a growing human population.

 

 

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New fuel cell system will heat and power homes using natural gas

The fuel cell for home

The fuel cell system is based on the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

Those interested in off-the-grid heating and power sources for the home might soon be getting a new option. The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) has joined forces with the heater manufacturer Vaillant and together they have come up with a domestic fuel cell system, which uses natural gas to produce both heat and electricity.

 

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China’s transportation revolution

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Taxi fleet line up for natural gas at a fueling station in China

The capital of Shandong Province, “Spring City” relies on buses to move its more than four million people across the city because it lacks a subway system (due to its eponymous artesian springs). And those buses move thanks to everything from ammonia to electricity.

 

 

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Natural gas is set to be the next big energy trend

Global consumption of natural gas will rival the use of coal and steal the market share from oil on the world market.

The “next defining energy trend” is poised to be natural gas as it increasingly becomes a primary global energy source, according to a report released today by GE.

 

 

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The U.S. is the world’s biggest oil producer in 2013

The U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest oil producer this year.

According to new data released from the PIRA Energy Group,  the U.S. is projected to be the biggest supplier of oil in the world this year when biofuels and natural gas liquids are taken into account.

 

 

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Energy company developing home refueling appliance for natural-gas cars

About 112,000 natural-gas powered vehicles are now on U.S. roads.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it is working with General Electric Co GE and Whirlpool Corp. to develop a $500 appliance that will allow natural-gas powered cars to be refueled at their owners’ homes.

 

 

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Companies pave way for natural gas fueled cars and trucks

Shell, and others, see the export of the super-cooled natural gas as a lucrative venture.

While oil development continue to dominate the Royal Dutch Shell portfolio, the energy developer is now making plans to invest heavily in liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Shell, and others, see the export of the super-cooled natural gas as a lucrative venture.

 

 

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