Equinor has joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) (the global authority on safe hydrogen use and education) as a member organisation.
CHS was established in 2018 which membership reaches over 70 world-leading organisations committed to safe hydrogen use and knowledge sharing. It is a technical community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Equinor engages in early-stage opportunities for converting natural gas to low carbon hydrogen while capturing and storing CO2 and renewable power to green hydrogen. Among its current projects are H2H Saltend, H2morrow steel, and NortH2.
Henrik Solgaard Andersen, VP in Equinor, said, “Hydrogen will be key to reaching net-zero emissions for societies and companies, and Equinor is developing a portfolio of hydrogen projects in Europe and the US.”
Meanwhile, Equinor has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with leading science and technology firm Battelle to advance the development of a decarbonised regional energy cluster in the tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The Appalachian Basin is a crucial energy-producing region that also shows great promise in being a leader in the decarbonisation of American industry.
The partnership between Equinor, a global broad energy company, with offices in Hannibal, Ohio and Triadelphia, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development company, will enable the timely and progressive development of one of the first low-carbon industrial regions in the US.
Under the agreement, Equinor and Battelle will undertake feasibility studies to examine the regional potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and collaborate on stakeholder outreach.