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Louisiana Considered: What is “blue hydrogen?”

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Refineries often get rid of excess refining byproducts by burning them off. Those burning events are known as flares.
  • Adam Vos hosted this Thursday’s episode of Louisiana Considered.
  • The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Patrick Courreges explains the process of “carbon sequestration,” or removing carbon during chemical processing and pumping it underground instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. In October, industrial gas supplier Air Products announced a $4.5 billion facility will be built in the state incorporating carbon sequestration technology.
  • The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice’s Monique Harden explains why Air Products’ plant may not be able to fulfill the company’s promises, and how its effects could harm Louisiana communities.
Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is also the voice of local news every afternoon during All Things Considered.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.