Friday, April 17, 2015

NPPD to become first U.S. utility to produce electricity from clean-burning hydrogen

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Henry J. Cordes 

HALLAM, Neb. — In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Nebraska Public Power District will become the first utility in the nation to produce electricity from clean-burning hydrogen. 

The green energy initiative announced Friday represents a unique collaboration between the state's largest utility and a California-based manufacturer that will be bringing 100 new jobs to the state. 

Monolith Materials makes carbon black, a product used in numerous consumer products, including tires, ink and cell phones. Hydrogen is a by-product of the carbon black manufacturing process. 

Monolith will build its plant adjacent to NPPD's coal-fired Sheldon Station generating plant near Hallam, Nebraska, just south of Lincoln. 

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Gov. Pete Ricketts at the partnership announcement between NPPD and Monolith Materials at NPPD's Sheldon Power Station in Hallam, Nebraska, on April 17, 2015.

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