BayoTech, New Mexico Gas Co to build largest hydrogen production hub

    16 Dec 2021

    Hydrogen solutions provider, BayoTech, Inc has signed an agreement with New Mexico Gas Company to deploy a new highly-efficient hydrogen production facility in the Southern state of Albuquerque, USA. Hydrogen produced at the hub will be used by New Mexico Gas in a pilot project to demonstrate the safe and effective blending of hydrogen into the company’s natural gas distribution system, Refining and petrochemicals ME reports.

    The BayoTech-owned BayoGaaS™ Hydrogen Hub will be located on New Mexico Gas Company property and provide hydrogen to support the utility’s decarbonization goals.

    The Albuquerque hydrogen hub is the first in a planned network of distributed hydrogen production hubs throughout the United States and the United Kingdom that will offer locally produced hydrogen on a ‘gas-as-a-service’ basis, revolutionizing hydrogen supply.

    Hydrogen produced at the hub will be used by New Mexico Gas in a pilot project to demonstrate the safe and effective blending of hydrogen into the company’s natural gas distribution system.

    “Hydrogen provides us with an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we’re invested in exploring its potential,” said Gerald Weseen, Vice President, Regulatory, and Strategy & External Affairs at New Mexico Gas Company.

    “We’re proud to partner with BayoTech in deploying their made-in-New Mexico technology to fuel our hydrogen blending project.”

    According to the company, hydrogen gas can be injected into natural gas pipelines, and the blend can then be used by conventional end-users of natural gas for power, heat and cooking.

    Because combustion of hydrogen emits only water, blending hydrogen with natural gas reduces the greenhouse gas intensity of the natural gas stream, the company said.

    The low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen produced at the BayoGaaS™ Hydrogen Hub will also be available for other local customers, including retail hydrogen refueling stations and operators of fuel cell fleet vehicles and backup power systems.

    Hydrogen produced at the hub will be used by New Mexico Gas in a pilot project to demonstrate the safe and effective blending of hydrogen into the company’s natural gas distribution system.

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