Air Products has revealed today (Oct 7) that its liquid hydrogen plant, which produces 30 tonnes per day in Texas, US, is onstream as it looks to enhance the hydrogen ecosystem.
As well as this, plans are already in place to build a secondary facility in the Southwest US with the liquid hydrogen produced here expected to be sold for the mobility market in California.
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The La Porte facility will draw its hydrogen to be liquefied from the existing Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network which will then be delivered to end-users in trailers.
This includes customers in industries such as electronics, chemical and petrochemical, metals, material handling, float glass, edible fats and oils, and utilities.
Francesco Maione, President of the Americas at Air Products, said, “We invested in this new liquid hydrogen production facility in Texas to show our commitment to our customers and to help meet current and future demand.
“The addition of this new capacity also will allow us to target the increased growth we anticipate from several markets, namely the hydrogen for mobility market. The La Porte facility’s location and operational benefits provide us with numerous supply options from this plant.
“We look forward to providing this new reliable source of liquid hydrogen, which is very important to manufacturing and other operations in several states.”
US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power
What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?
North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.
What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
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