Water from Berkeley Pit could provide clean hydrogen to power Los Angeles

Water from Berkeley Pit could provide clean hydrogen to power Los Angeles

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Missoula Current
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KPAX) BUTTE — Butte is continuing talks with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems for a potential project that would convert the toxic water from the Berkeley Pit into hydrogen to power the city of Los Angeles.

“They’re calling it probably the green Colstrip, right here in Butte,” said Butte Chief Executive Dave Palmer.

While still in the beginning phases, the company proposes building a plant at the Port of Montana to convert the pit water into hydrogen, then transport it down to a storage plant via a pipeline.