We know hydrogen
Decarbonizing our global economy – our industries, utilities, personal transportation and the production and movement of goods – will require a united effort. Clean, sustainable hydrogen has the potential to reduce and replace our reliance on fossil fuels for heating, transport, production of green chemicals and fertilizer, storage and electricity generation.
A zero-carbon fuel that emits only water, hydrogen’s role in the drive for sustainability can be accelerated by using or adapting significant parts of existing infrastructure to employ hydrogen as a fuel source. This substitution effect means Black & Veatch is already positioned for and delivering progress today across green hydrogen for power generation and storage, advanced transportation and fuel-cell technology, and as a feedstock for green chemicals, as well as the processing of blue hydrogen with carbon capture technology.
From investors and utility operators, industrial and transportation leaders to city planners and regulators, we can help you at every stage of the hydrogen journey as it reshapes markets and economies as the foundation of a decarbonized world. Black & Veatch is a leader in deploying new market technologies, proven at delivering innovation reliably. This means we can de-risk investments across all public, commercial and industrial sectors. We will work with you to scale solutions that meet budget constraints, expectations for return on investments and navigate complex regulations.
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Green Hydrogen Power Generation & Storage
We are already transitioning gas-fired facilities to combustion turbine technology using significant percent of green hydrogen; as a leader in renewables, and gas processing and generation, we guide you on this pathway and retrofit your assets.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles & Other Deployments
We are experienced at building the distributed infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles, delivering the first major hydrogen fuel charging network in the U.S. We are also experienced deployed fuel cells of telecom sites as well as other power storage applications.
Ammonia for (H2) Storage & Transportation
With 80-plus years in all scales of ammonia production and 30-plus years as a leader in capture technology, we are primed to help refineries future-proof operations and transition to green chemical and hydrogen production throughout the world.
Safe, Reliable and Informed Innovation Across the Hydrogen Value Chain
Black & Veatch’s expertise lies at the very heart of energy, water, transportation, O&G, chemicals and the digital worlds. Our consistent ranking as a top engineer and construction partner for power, telecommunications, transportable fuels and water infrastructure positions us at the leading edge of integrated hydrogen solutions needed for a decarbonized world. We have decades of delivering innovative, first-of-a-kind technology safely and reliably across the power, water, oil & gas, environmental and advanced transportation industries.
It’s this diversity of experience and depth of knowledge that offers our clients access to the right resources at the right time. As business advisors, management consultants, project managers, engineers, construction professionals, environmental scientists, regulatory experts, data analysts and much more, we provide practical insight, helping you overcome the complexities that come with project development, from financing and planning to stakeholder management and commissioning.
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2022: Hydrogen's Role in Energy Storage
In the drive for net zero, hydrogen complements the integration of renewables and electrification of transport and difficult to decarbonize industries. As a result, the most abundant element in the universe is central to our decarbonized future.Download Ebook
Black & Veatch Supporting Western Power Agency on First Hydrogen-Capable Combined Cycle Units, Helping to Curb Carbon Emissions
As the global pursuit of decarbonization continues to transform the energy mix, Black & Veatch is helping Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) transition to green hydrogen as it works to substantially decrease and ultimately minimize its carbon footprint across Utah, Nevada and California.
Hydrogen: The Path to Net Zero Becomes Clearer
From government policies and incentives to advances in technology and infrastructure, enabling an affordable transition to hydrogen energy is a pillar of achieving global decarbonization efforts.
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The Largest Deployment of Hydrogen Fueling Stations
FirstElement Fuel selected Black & Veatch to engineer, permit and construct 19 hydrogen refueling stations across California. The project represents the first stage of a comprehensive program for constructing a statewide True Zero hydrogen network. It is the single largest deployment of hydrogen fueling stations in the United States.
Long Ridge Energy Terminal to Add Hydrogen Fuel Capability
With global energy solutions leader Black & Veatch as program manager, Ohio’s Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant to run on a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation’s first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.
Blue Hydrogen: The Natural Gas Bridge to Decarbonization
Decarbonizing our economy is today’s moon shot and blue hydrogen, harnessed from abundant, low-cost natural gas, will lead the way forward. At Black & Veatch, we are committed to working with our clients, industry partners and innovators to develop, design and construct decarbonization solutions that will accelerate the hydrogen economy and transform our energy future.
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Hydrogen 2021: A Roadmap to Net Zero
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Technology is at the leading edge of the energy transition to Net Zero. As a result, a decarbonization strategic roadmap that lacks a detailed technology core will be insufficient. The most complete strategic decarbonization roadmaps — and thus those most likely to deliver — will intermesh business goals with high quality, accurate market and regulatory analysis; and first-hand expertise in decarbonization technology solutions in the power generation, power transmission, fuel and chemicals and transportation sectors.
Advocates for a Hydrogen Economy
Black & Veatch is an active industry advocate for the hydrogen economy, decarbonizaton and the development of a more balanced energy portfolio. The company is a member of a number of related organizations including: the Hydrogen Council; Center for Hydrogen Safety; Ammonia Energy Association; Low-Carbon Resources Initiative; Fuel Cell Hydrogen & Energy Association; and Energy Storage Association.