The airport’s partnerships with Pennsylvania based natural gas company, CNX, is now aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the transportation industry and related sectors, using natural gas produced at the airport and converting it into alternative fuel.

CNX has developed proprietary technology to cost-effectively convert on-site dry natural gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and electricity for various uses including as a hydrogen feedstock.

The agreement comes off the back of the announcement on May 16, that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s desire to secure hydrogen hub investment from the US Department of Energy.

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Christina Cassotis, CEO at Pittsburgh International Airport, said, “We feel that natural gas and derivative products provide a path for the transportation industry both to reduce carbon emissions in the short term while working toward a goal of net-zero in the long term as hydrogen and other potential solutions mature.

“This is Pittsburgh innovation at work. We believe this strategy can have a global impact.”

Its hoped the technologies will reduce local emissions and further reduce airport operating costs.

Nick Delulis, CEO and President of CNX, commented, ““We will produce, process, and consume these natural gas-based products locally first.

“In doing so, unleash countless downstream economic opportunities and help jumpstart the hydrogen economy, leverage the region’s unrivalled work ethic, create family-sustaining jobs, better the region’s underserved communities.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.