The investment is meant to develop pipeline technology for the safe transport of H2 and CO2. Smartpipe Technologies recently announced that it has received a $6.6 million investment from Enbridge for the development of innovative pipeline technology. The goal of the new pipeline tech will be to boost the safety and versatility of the existing infrastructure.
The Smartpipe Technologies tech is patented and developed using a high strength composite internal pipeline liner. That is pulled through the existing pipeline in order to enhance the structural integrity and make it possible for improved monitoring. The additional monitoring and leak detection is provided in real time through an embedded fiber optics line.