United States – The joint study being carried out by Air Liquide, Chevron, LyondellBasell, and Uniper SE aims to evaluate and possibly advance the development of a facility for producing hydrogen and ammonia along the Gulf Coast of the United States.
The project may promote clean ammonia exports, assist regional industrial decarbonization, and transportation uses, as well as contribute to an increase in the world’s supply of lower carbon power.
The potential project will use each participant’s technical production expertise, operational knowledge, storage, distribution, and logistics to cover the whole energy value chain. Petrochemicals, carbon capture and storage (CCS), lower carbon intensity and renewable natural gas, electrolysis-based technologies, and air separation technology will all benefit from the collaboration’s skills and expertise.
Gulf Coast advantages
The partnership will investigate the viability of producing hydrogen using natural gas with CCS and renewable hydrogen via electrolysis to supply end-use industries such as the ammonia, petrochemicals, power, and mobility markets.
If the project is implemented, it may make use of Gulf Coast advantages already in place, such as pipeline infrastructure, to supply low-carbon and renewable hydrogen to close-by industrial clusters. Ammonia infrastructure may make it easier to export to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.