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Utah: Navajo Nation Signs Hydrogen Pilot Project

By November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Big Navajo Energy, in partnership with Navajo Nation Oil and Gas, H2Go and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, recently announced that a new pilot project to capture and process excess natural gas into hydrogen.

The operation, located at a Navajo Nation Oil and Gas extraction site near Bluff, will process 600 kg of hydrogen per day initially, creating an immediate economic and environmental opportunity for the region from existing stranded natural gas streams from production. Apart from being an alternative fuel source, hydrogen is used in refining, agriculture, medical technology and commercial and manufacturing services.

William D. McCabe McCabe, technology officer for Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Co.  said, “Now we’re able to capture this, convert it into a different fuel, a fuel of the future, at a much higher economic value than the commodity of natural gas itself.”

Dory Peters, president and CEO of Big Navajo Energy said, “I see the Navajo Nation being a leader in hydrogen production,” said Dory Peters, president and CEO of Big Navajo Energy.

Source: Utah Governors Office

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