LG Chem look to hydrogen to clean up petrochemical production

A South-Korean chemicals manufacturer has today (June 20) said it will establish a plant to produce 50,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year in Daesan, South Korea, to clean up petrochemical production.

The new facility is planned to produce hydrogen by converting methane through a chemical reaction under high-temperature steam for naphtha cracking, the company said in a statement.

Naphtha cracking is a process to produce ethylene, propylene, and butadiene, which are widely used in the petrochemical industry. Typically, methane is used as a fuel in the process.

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