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Your Next Plate of Pasta Could Be Hydrogen-Powered

  • Italy’s Snam goes into food production to showcase hydrogen
  • Use of the gas could push decarbonization in Europe, CEO says
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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 percent 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.