Forbes: Biden CO2, Hydrogen Pipeline Dreams Get Wake-Up Call

Dipka Bhambhani

The Energy Department faced a hard truth last month: Its aggressive plans to expand, and ideally retrofit, crude and natural gas pipelines to transport carbon emissions and blue hydrogen may be delayed.

“There are still a lot of challenges” in converting, building, and burying pipelines to accommodate CO2 and hydrogen, said Daniel Swanberg, energy practice leader in Houston for the global design and engineering company, StantecSTN +0.1%, based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Swanberg was one of three-dozen energy experts from whom DOE Loan Programs Office chief Jigar Shah sought input about “carbon management” during a three-hour, closed-door workshop at S&P Global’s CERAWeek conference in Houston in March.

Carbon management was one of three DOE Deploy Dialogues during CERAWeek that was kept well under wraps.

The other two Dialogues assembled experts to discuss “clean hydrogen” and next-generation geothermal. Read More