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National Grid US joins initiative to develop bioenergy, RNG, clean hydrogen

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National Grid US has joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a five-year initiative to develop and demonstrate key clean energy technologies and decarbonisation solutions. These include bioenergy, renewable natural gas (RNG), and clean hydrogen.

LCRI is jointly led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI). Joining the initiative is National Grid’s latest step to advance the potential of clean hydrogen as part of its Net Zero by 2050 Plan.

Additionally, National Grid recently helped secure $12.45 million (€10.2 million) in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for six of their national laboratories to facilitate research and accelerate the potential of hydrogen blending.

Badar Khan, president of National Grid, US, said: “The LCRI directly aligns with National Grid’s ambition to reach net-zero by 2050.

“If we are going to reach net-zero, we need to pick up speed on developing and adopting zero-carbon energy technologies. We are particularly excited about advancing clean hydrogen and RNG, which we believe have the potential to fundamentally transform the energy industry and the future of heat.”