Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Brouwer quoted in green hydrogen article

Date: 
Wed, 02/03/2021

AirUCI faculty Jack Brouwer is quoted in an article on the potential of green hydrogen to generate power while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The article in Bloomberg Law discusses this as an important option in the transition from carbon-based power sources while dozens of major companies are signing on to back hydrogen as a source of clean energy.  Jack has been advocating that the Biden administration consider repurposing existing—and in some cases abandoned—natural gas pipelines to transport hydrogen. 
 
Making that transition would not be technically difficult because most natural gas pipelines are capable of carrying hydrogen, with minor tweaks.  “This is what the federal government should be responsible for doing,” Jack said.  “This is a shared infrastructure.  It enables long-duration storage, it lets you transmit it across mountains—it’s got a lot of features that we like.”  Read the article