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Your next plate of pasta might have an extra twist: hydrogen-methane blend

It will be Europe's first commercial test of a hydrogen-methane blend in a high-pressure network. The facilities previously ran entirely on traditional natural gas


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Chiara Albanese | Bloomberg
It’s not like Mama used to make. Your next plate of fusilli might have an extra twist: it could be produced using hydrogen, as part of an experiment by Italy’s gas network operator Snam SpA to promote a shift toward greener energy sources.

This week, the Milan-based company started pumping a 5 per cent hydrogen blend into the pipeline that fuels a pasta maker and a mineral water bottler near Salerno in southern Italy, the first step in a plan to promote the use of clean gas to cut industrial emissions.

It will be Europe’s first commercial test of a hydrogen-methane blend

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 12:33 PM IST

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