Turkey will be blending hydrogen, promoted as a clean, efficient and sustainable energy source, with natural gas with the new facility established in the central province of Konya.
Blending hydrogen into the natural gas network is known as having benefits for energy storage, resiliency and emissions reductions.
Hydrogen can be injected into natural gas pipelines, and the blend can then be used by conventional end-users of natural gas to generate power and heat.
Turkish households will be provided cleaner energy with the facility that will mark a first for Turkey.
The latest move comes as part of Turkey’s quest for alternative resources to lower its external energy dependency.
The research and development (R&D) studies at the center are expected to reduce both carbon density as well as natural gas imports.