Power district converting coal plant unit to use hydrogen

April 17, 2015 7:28 PM

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Nebraska Public Power District and a California-based manufacturer said they will collaborate on a project that will provide cleaner-burning hydrogen to a nearby power plant that will convert one of its coal-fired units, the district announced on Friday.

One of the two units at Sheldon Station near Hallam in southeast Nebraska will be converted to the hydrogen fuel by 2019, officials said. The hydrogen will come from a carbon black plant that is expected to be built and operating by 2016, said officials for Monolith Materials, of Redwood City, Calif...

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